Press Releases

Monthly press releases about what's going on with Heifer projects and programs.

Heifer International receives $8 Million for East Africa Dairy Development Extension

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 5, 2012) – Heifer International has received an $8.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for project work on the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project.  The grant will support existing

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Kiwanis International presents 2012 World Service Medal to Heifer International

NEW ORLEANS, La. (June 30, 2012) – Heifer International today was recognized for its work to end hunger and poverty and protect the planet by the 600,000-member Kiwanis International family, with the presentation of Kiwanis’ highest

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Heifer International Biogas Project Wins InterAction Award

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 28, 2012) – Heifer International’s biogas project in Uganda has received a Best Practice Award from InterAction, a coalition of nonprofit organizations focusing on disaster relief and sustainable development.

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Heifer staff safe after Uganda mudslides; impact on families not yet known

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 25, 2012) – Heifer International Uganda country staff are reported safe after heavy rains triggered several mudslides in the Bugisu sub-region of eastern Uganda. Work to determine impact on communities Heifer serves in

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu supports Read to Feed®

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 25, 2012) – At a time when fewer children are reading fewer books, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Nobel and Gandhi Prize recipient and human rights activist from South Africa, has voiced his support for Heifer

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Philip West, son of Heifer International founder Dan West, passes away

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 21, 2012) – Heifer International is saddened to learn of the passing of Philip West, a son of our founder, Dan West. Philip West died Thursday in Missoula, Mont., surrounded by family. He is the brother of longtime

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Honor Dad with a Gift from Heifer International

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 14, 2012) – Sonora Dodd was the driving force behind the establishment of Father’s Day in 1910, to honor of her father, a Civil War veteran who raised six children on his own. This Father’s Day, you can honor

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Heifer International Celebrates Green Economy on World Environment Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 5, 2012) – On World Environment Day, Heifer International is proud to be a part of the Green Economy, from Heifer’s LEED Platinum-certified headquarters to its projects around the world that care for the Earth at

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Give Dad a Unique Heifer International Gift For Father’s Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 5, 2012) – Father’s Day gift-giving isn’t easy for the dad who seems to have everything. (Does he really want another tie?) But shopping for Dad doesn’t need to be difficult, if you remember that

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Heifer International Marks International Children’s Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 1, 2012) – No smile is more sweet than that of a child, and no cry is more cutting than the wail of a toddler. Children are not just the precious keepers of the future.  They are a source of joy and purpose for

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