Heifer Project International
Project International (HPI) is an organization rooted
in a community tradition of caring for neighbors. HPI
fosters self-sufficiency by providing people with the
means to feed themselves. They give animals to families
in need and offer comprehensive training in environmentally
sound, sustainable agriculture. Recipients then pass
on the gift by sharing their animals’ offspring
with other families. Since 1944, HPI has helped more
than 4 million hungry families in the United States
and 118 other countries move toward self-reliance. You
can learn more about HPI on their website at www.heifer.org.
Project International has approved a special
project to provide farm animals to the Mwengere group
in Bura, Kenya. This project was initiated by First
Parish Church of Newbury with help from the Newburyport-Bura
Alliance. We invite you to join us in a community-wide
effort to bring this project to fulfillment.
is a picture of the first of 12 pregnant heifers to
arrive in Bura, taken by one of our members in March
Project for the Greater Newburyport Area
budget totals $22,000 and includes: 12 cross-breed heifers,
insurance, immunization, male and female goats, beehives and
gear, spray pumps, and several training sessions for the people
living in Bura.
asking individuals, organizations, and local churches to contribute
to this special project. As pledge incentives, you can use
Heifer gift cards and make your donation a gift to your family
or friends. Heifer ark banks are available for children. For
information about contributing to this project, please e-mail Mike Chesla,
the Heifer/Bura Coordinator, or call him at 978-499-0096.
You can also call First Parish Church of Newbury at 978-465-5597.
first calf born from a donated heifer. The cow was named
Zawadi (Kiswahili for "gift") and the calf
is one of 36 beehives now in Bura. It was gratifying
to see bees had already discovered the hive!