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What is Hatching Hope?

The Hatching Hope Global Initiative improves livelihoods of people worldwide – lifting up women, families, communities and economies. And it’s all made possible through the power of poultry farming.

Hatching Hope combines support from Cargill, Heifer International – and partners and supporters like you – to improve the nutrition and economic livelihoods of millions through the production, consumption and promotion of chicken and eggs.

How we do this

We begin by empowering poultry farmers.

Together, Cargill’s business and nutritional expertise and Heifer’s values-based holistic community development create a lasting answer to hunger. We don't just feed a family for a day. We teach farmers how to sustain their livelihoods and nourish their communities.

Hatching Hope provides the resources and training to help farmers grow and gain market access for their products. And that means families and communities will earn more income and have the healthy, affordable protein they need.

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Changing Lives

Our life-changing goal? To improve the nutritional and economic livelihoods of 100 million people by 2030.

The result? Farmers prosper. Families eat. Business thrives. Communities flourish. And these results are sustained through self-sufficiency, improved economic conditions, and healthier bodies.



Hatching Hope, with support from people and organizations around the world, will nourish the world and protect the planet.

It's a big goal and a bold promise. And now is the time.

Where we’re located

To kickstart the program, Cargill and Heifer International prioritized countries where both have local presence and where poverty and malnutrition prevail. Hatching Hope will expand to new geographies throughout the program's lifetime.

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Global companies that profit from animal agriculture, like Cargill, possess a responsibility to help address the economic and nutritional challenges facing our world.

Learn more about Cargill

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Heifer International works with rural communities in 20 countries to end hunger and poverty.

Learn more about Heifer International