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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Heifer International marked its 70th year of battling world hunger and poverty Saturday. Leaders and friends of the international aid organization came out to honor the group's mission.

"We've worked with millions of families -- approximately 21 million families over the course of 70 years, and we are celebrating that, and we're talking about the work that we've done as well as the work that we still have to do," said Tracey Meyer-Chesser, Heifer Village director.

Heifer works globally to fight hunger often by promoting self-sustaining farming and through donations of livestock and offering training and tools of communities to use.

Partygoers were able to participate in activities to learn more about the organization's mission and see some of the animals in the program, including sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, and rabbits. Perry Jones, executive director and social entrepreneur for the Seeds of Change program, also spoke to the crowd about Heifer's work in the United States.

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