GIVING MORE THAN A CUP OF MILK

During the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s, a United States aid worker from the Midwest was helping hungry children on both sides of the conflict. His job—ladling out cups of milk—helped him realize that what the children needed was "not a cup, but a cow."

At first, he got friends to donate heifers to these hungry families. Each recipient would agree to give a newborn calf to another family. The goal was to build self-reliance and to provide a source of food and income.

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