BENEFITING: Heifer International
As I was planning this bike trip to organic farms, my sister, Laura, suggested that I use the opportunity to fundraise for a related cause. It was an amazing idea to use the attention of the adventure to provide something good to those in need.
My goals of this organization were the following:
- Provide basic necessities of human life to those who were lacking them.
- Further a cause that provides sustainable outcomes.
- Positively impact the lives of children.
- Empower women.
- Relate to food, agriculture, nutrition and the environment.
Food is one of the amazing joys of life that we simply cannot do without. While many of us celebrate food for its ability to nourish both body and soul, we often forget about our neighbors around the world that simply do not have the option of obtaining nutritious food on a regular basis.
Heifer International provides tools, education, and livestock to the almost 870 Million people around the world that are lacking a regular healthful food source. Through the gifts of nature, families that receive assistance through Heifer are able to sustain themselves as well as pass on the animal offspring to their neighbors. The impacts can be exponential.
In addition to their work with livestock and agriculture, Heifer promotes the empowerment of women through educational programs, financial support to female entrepreneurs, and other programs. Their overall conscientious mindset towards womens' rights and the virtues of empowering women around the world is also a mission that i believe in and would like to support.