Heifer Romania works with legal constituted farmer groups, helping poor farmers in need.

 

The application procedures are developed by the group (Project Holder) and Heifer staff. These procedures are involving several site visits from Heifer staff, meetings with farmers and contracts with local authority’ representatives.

 

If the group is suitable for a project with Heifer, the project plan and project proposal are developed. This is depending on Heifer available funds and Heifer local or regional policies.

 

  A Heifer project inception’s phases

 

Usually Heifer projects are budgeted for 3 or 5 years. The passing on the gift is monitored 2 years more.  Every 3 or 6 months, financial and progress reports are submitted, depends on each specific project.

 

Most of the projects are required to be audited every year by an independent auditor. During the first budgeted years the livestock are distributed as original placements. The rest of the budget categories included in the project plan could be budgeted every year. After ending of the financed period, project reports are submitted for another 2 years.