b'horizonsEggstra! Eggstra!to Read all about itA KID CANCHANGE THE WORLD ONE BOOK AT A TIMEHeifer InternationalsIt was a privilege and an honor to attend the inauguration ceremony of the backyard poultry and goat center and to be welcomed Read to Feed programso warmly by the Maa Durga Devi Farmer Producer Company in Udala, Mayurbhanj in Odisha, India. The center will allow farmers to aggregate and market their animals. Photo by Rajeev Tyagi/Heifer Internationalempowers kids to make a difference by reading.Dear Determined Humanitarians,And now, were going digitalmaking it evenWith their new readingIn the last few months, I have traveled extensively tothe principle of Passing on the Gift, which requires buddy, Hatch, our new appHeifer communities in Africa, Asia and thefamilies to pass on newborn livestock as well as their easier for kids andallows kids to set andAmericas to meet with our communities to deepenknowledge to other families in need (Page 6).schools to participate. track reading goals. my understanding of our work, fully embrace theJust before this issue was printed, we mourned challenges we face around the world and grow mythe loss of one of Heifers longest supporters, Janet With every achievement,appreciation of the opportunities to build on ourLea West Schrock, who passed away in Maine. Jan they earn eggs andcollective strength and spirit to achieve our goals. was the daughter of our founder and served Heifer badges to unlock realI write this note from Odisha, India, where I amfor decades as a volunteer, spokeswoman, advocate, Read to Feed encourages children funds that help fightmeeting with Maa Durga Devi Farmer Producerand committed friend and community leader. She hunger and povertyCompany members to inaugurate a backyardwill be greatly missed for her wit and generous spirit. to read while helping end hungeraround the world. poultry and goat collection center run by theJan lived the principle of Passing on the Gift and and poverty.cooperative. When I look out at the faces around mehelped a great many people at home and abroad and throughout our projects and programs, I seethroughout her life.With corporate-funded sponsorships,hope, I see the future and I see possibility. Read moreThough we continue to modernize our approach our new app eliminates the need forabout these experiences on Page 8. to our vision, we remain true to the belief that kids to ask for sponsorship pledgesEvery day, the Heifer communities we supportfamilies who can feed themselves retain their from family and friends. learn how to care for their families, animals anddignity and their ability to overcome obstacles farms and then use the opportunities provided todespite the challenges they face. help those around them. I have been reminded that to truly embrace our humanitarianism, all we need to do is look around and see these openings to reachYours in unity, out and connect with people. ReadToFeed.org AVAILABLE FOR IOS AND ANDROID There is tremendous generosity across our projects and programs that is powerful and Interested in sponsorship opportunities? inspiring. Drop us a line! This is the spirit our founder, Dan West,Surita Sandosham877.243.4337ReadToFeed@Heifer.org embraced and fought for when he first originated@HeiferCEOHEIFER.ORG |1'