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Chickens

Chicks: An Excellent Choice


Supplier of the highly nutritious
egg, one chicken lays an
average of 257 eggs a year.
Heifer provides many families
with starter flocks of 10-50
chickens, meaning there will be
enough eggs to eat, sell and
share, ensuring health and well
being for an entire community.
1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202
888.5.HUNGER | www.heifer.org

Lifespan: 6-7 years


Weight: 8 pounds
Gestation: 21 days
Fun Fact: Chicken eggs
come in different colors,
from white to brown,
green, pink and blue

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Cow

Cow Brings Contentment


A dairy cow produces up to
four gallons of milk a day
and one healthy calf a year,
providing a source of income,
nutrition and a gift to pass
on to another family in need.
Cows produce manure to
fertilize vegetable crops and
can even pull a plow.
1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202
888.5.HUNGER | www.heifer.org

Lifespan: 25 years
Weight: 1,400 pounds
Gestation: 9-10 months
Fun Fact: A heifer is a
young female cow that
hasnt had a calf yet

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Goat

Great Expectations With Goats


These versatile creatures
can survive in even the most
extreme climates. They supply
up to a ton of milk a year (used
also to make cheese, yogurt
and butter), leading the way for
better nutrition in impoverished
communities. They can have
two to three kids a year.
1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202
888.5.HUNGER | www.heifer.org

Lifespan: 8-15 years


Weight: 230 pounds
Gestation: 6 months
Fun Fact: Goats
discovered coffee
beans

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Fish

A Future With Fish


A pond stocked with Heifer
International fish can give
a family six times as much
income than if rice were grown
in the same area. Families get
a steady supply of nutritious
food and extra money for things
they need, like medicine, books,
school fees and clothing.
1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202
888.5.HUNGER | www.heifer.org

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Lifespan: 10-20 years


Weight: Average 2
pounds
Gestation: 5 days
Fun Fact: Tilapia are
native only to Africa

Sheep

Sheep: A Sure Thing


Sheep often give birth
to multiples so markets
are rarely lacking meat
and wool. In addition to
supplying wool, sheep are
good for the environment;
they can graze difficult
terrain and provide fertilizer
to improve soil and pasture.
1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202
888.5.HUNGER | www.heifer.org

Lifespan: 8 years
Weight: 450 pounds
Gestation: 4.5 months
Fun Fact: Sheep are among
the first animals to be
domesticated by humans
around 10,000 B.C

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Llama

Love Those Llamas


A blessing for families that
have limited pastureland,
llamas eat the scrub vegetation
that other grazers wont touch.
In addition to providing families
with transportation, income
and wool, llama droppings help
fertilize topsoil, which improves
crops and reduces erosion.
1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202
888.5.HUNGER | www.heifer.org

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Lifespan: 15-30 years


Weight: 450 pounds
Gestation: 1 year
Fun Fact: Llamas spit
to establish the pecking
order in the herd

Water Buffalo

Buffalo Are A Blessing


Water buffalo lead a family out
of hunger by providing milk to
drink and sell, the strength to till
soil and plant rice. A farmer can
plant four times more rice with
the help of a water buffalo than
he can by hand. Heifer families
often rent out their buffalo to
neighbors to earn extra income.
1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202
888.5.HUNGER | www.heifer.org

Lifespan: 15-25 years


Weight: 2,000 pounds
Gestation: 9-11 months
Fun Fact: Known as the
living tractor of the East
in Asia and relied upon for
plowing and transportation

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Rabbit

Rabbits Are Right


Easy to take care of, this
high-in-protein, high-yield gift
helps Heifer families increase
their income and improve
upon their health. Families
can Pass on the Gift pretty
quickly, too, since a female
rabbit can have as many as
800 babies in one year!
1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202
888.5.HUNGER | www.heifer.org

Lifespan: 5-7 years


Weight: 8 pounds
Gestation: 1 months
Fun Fact: A bunch
of rabbits is called
a warren

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Pig

Pigs For Progress


Pigs need very little land
and can survive on garden
by-products making them
an ideal investment. Not
only are they a great source
of protein but families can
earn income from the sale of
piglets and manure, which is
used to nourish the soil.
1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202
888.5.HUNGER | www.heifer.org

Lifespan: 6-9 years


Weight: 150-200
pounds
Gestation: 4 months
Fun Fact: Pigs are
smarter than dogs

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Tree

Trees For Tomorrow


Trees are an essential part
of our ecosystem and help
to keep the earth together.
They purify the air, renew the
soil and help create a healthy
environment that protects the
sustainable model that helps
make Heifer work.

1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202


888.5.HUNGER | www.heifer.org

Lifespan: 100 years


Height: 3-80 feet
Fun Fact: Trees are
one of the longest
living organisms on
Earth

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Water Pump

Pump Makes A Difference


In impoverished communities,
many homes lack running
water, and some families do not
even have a well nearby. Often
childrenespecially girlsmust
spend each day fetching water,
leaving no time for school.
Irrigation pumps lessen the
burden and provide clean water.
1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202
888.5.HUNGER | www.heifer.org

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Fun Fact: Water for


irrigation can come
from wells, rivers,
canals, lakes, ponds
and reservoirs.