2020 is the 20th anniversary of Heifer Hong Kong. For this meaningful and memorable year, we have developed a series of 20-themed challenges based on Heifer’s core values. With eight challenges spanning various activities and levels of difficulties, we invite you and your friends to join and share the positive vibes with the community. You even have a chance to win limited edition prizes!
More, you can also raise extra donation to support our poverty alleviation work in Mainland China. Set up your fundraising page and share it with friends and family on social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
Format & Requirements
Heifer Hong Kong
From now on to 31/10/2020
Open to All
Complete ONE or more challenge(s) from our list within the said period.
Invite friends and family to sponsor your challenge(s). Please note each challenge has different fundraising target while some do not need to donate.
Please read through each challenge in details.
Participants must submit supporting photos or videos to the challenge record form in order to complete the challenge(s).
Founded in 2000, Heifer Hong Kong is committed to alleviating poverty and meeting the needs of rural communities in Mainland China by helping farm families achieve a sustainable livelihood through animal husbandry and growing high-value crops in an eco-friendly manner.
Through multi-party cooperation, Heifer Hong Kong facilitates the development of rural cooperatives, thereby lifting smallholder farmers out of poverty and achieving integrated sustainable development in the community.
Recipient families promise to “Pass on the Gift” of livestock or the money equivalent, knowledge and skills learned to help other families become better off, setting off a multiplier effect that benefits many more families.
Until now, Heifer has implemented and funded 96 poverty alleviation projects in rural China, lifting over 310,500 impoverished farmers out of poverty.
20th Anniversary Special Series
One animal can bring limitless life to the land. It can also give rural villages a brighter future. Over the last 20 years, Heifer Hong Kong has been developing unique poverty alleviation solutions according to the geographical factors and available resources of each location. We help local farmers leverage their competitive advantages and develop eco-agriculture, ultimately enabling impoverished families to achieve a sustainable livelihood.
Charles Darwin recognized earthworm as the most valuable living thing on Earth. Earthworms can turn livestock manure and food scraps into organic fertilizer. Their wiggling loosens soil and improves soil health.
Heifer Hong Kong taught farmers from Hebei Laiyuan Qichen Cooperative to use cow manure to grow earthworms. The rich compost can then be used to plant organic millet and traditional Chinese medicinal herbs. We have also arranged the cooperative members to visit worm farms in Hebei Xintang County and southeastern Guizhou. In May 2019, the farmers started growing 1,000 kg of earthworms in 2.5 mu of field as a trial.
Solve the problem of cattle manure disposal
Earthworm is high in protein, making it a superfood for livestock
Their high reproduction rate enable farmers to earn 6,000 yuan per mu from selling earthworms
Extra organic compost can be sold at 300 yuan each ton
Lay the foundation for the cooperative’s development of circular agriculture