Reconsider giving to Heifer International charity

I would like to share my experience dealing with the charity Heifer. Heifer’s unique “hook” is that, say, you can gift a milk cow to a poor Ecuadorian family. The various gifts include a gaggle of geese, a calf, etc.,

Last year I went all out and sponsored a water tank and hand-powered water pump. As an engineer, I was curious how this hand-operated pump worked, so I contacted Heifer. I was surprised to receive a call from a Heifer executive who said that there is no water pump, and that they use the funds where they think best.

“THEY USE THE FUNDS WHERE THEY THINK BEST” – not what they advertise!

I think others contributing to Heifer should reconsider, as I have.

Steve Meyer



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