Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Llamas and alpacas have special hooves that do not damage the fragile ecosystem--helping communities

Give a Llama

Share of a Llama

  • $20.00

Heifer Project International Inc



Problem

Llamas and their close cousins, alpacas, are the only large domesticated animals native to South America. They are ideally suited for the harsh environments where so many impoverished families live. They are remarkably disease resistant animals and require little supervision.

The Gift

Llamas and alpacas have special hooves that do not damage the fragile ecosystem--helping communities preserve what little resources are available. And unlike other animals, they can carry heavy loads at high altitudes. Plus, their fine wool is highly prized and provides families with clothing to stay warm and income opportunities that are so hard to come by in the region.