This holiday season PDA’s donation to Heifer International will result in the purchase of Biogas Stoves, Clean Water and Women’s Empowerment for a community in need. This is made possible through the continued support of our clients, colleagues, friends and family. Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Cooking Up a Healthier Planet
For most families in the places where Heifer International works, cooking usually means gathering firewood by hand, and often leads to soil depletion and deforestation. Smoke inhalation in poorly ventilated homes often leads to chronic respiratory and eye diseases. But a biogas stove runs off methane gas captured from animal waste. It burns cleanly, reliably and efficiently.
Millions of people around the world still lack access to clean drinking water. Heifer helps, many families install treadle pumps, practice water conservation and use organic fertilizers to protect drinking water to improve their health.
Women’s Empowerment will help women who have few resources and little self-esteem bring new energy, ideas, jobs and change to their families and their communities. This gift provides training and assistance so that mothers will be able to work and become self-sufficient. They will be able to afford to send their children to school, pay medical bills and lift themselves out of hunger and poverty.