Heifer Haiti works with rural Haitian communities through sustainable and integrated crop-livestock projects as a means of poverty reduction. Our strategy is to empower families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity. Our approach is more than just giving them a handout. We provide resources such as livestock, seeds, seedlings, training, micro-loan, technical and environmental regeneration assistance that helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Our animals provide the families with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs, and honey can be traded or sold at market. The key to our success is the practice of “Passing on the Gift,” (POG) whereby project beneficiaries agree to pass on the first female offspring livestock and training they have received, thereby creating a sustainable, replicable model that doubles the impact of the initial investment. Overall our integrated approach improves income of the farmers, empowers women, promotes youth farming, mitigates disaster and risk management, diversifies diets, transforms social status, and ensures accessibility to quality education and health.