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Heifer International


Our location - N Little Rock, AR

Heifer International

A friend who lives in the Little Rock area took us to the Heifer International to tour the facilities

Heifer International The most interesting part of the tour is what Heifer International does.  The focus is to go into needy countries and give a family an animal, (cow, goat, camel) that will allow the family to produce their own food and the ability to sell to others, building a community infrastructure.

The animal is delivered pregnant and the rule is the first female offspring is passed onto another family.
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This is a take off of the adage, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.  Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.  It is a far better plan than just giving food donations.  You should go to the site and read abut the mission.

Heifer International The Heifer International facilities are a tour in themselves.  The buildings were designed to be as Green as possible with energy usage.
Heifer International In line with being Green the Heifer International makes extension use of recycled materials.

An example is the use of bamboo flooring instead of hardwood as a bamboo forest refreshes itself in 3 years while hardwood trees take 100 years.
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Heifer International The building site was a hazardous waste dump site that has been reclaimed to a natural setting.  The plant life has restored the river wetlands native to the area and yet only uses the rain water that falls on the grounds.

Even the parking lot is part of the water recovery system.
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