Press Releases

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

Heifer International to Host Fourth Annual “Beyond Hunger: A Place at the Table” Gala to Help End World Hunger and Poverty

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Heifer International will host its fourth annual Beyond Hunger: “A Place at the Table” gala on Sept. 18, 2015, at the Montage Beverly Hills hotel. The event seeks to support and empower marginalized women and honor those who work to raise awareness of the world’s poor and hungry.

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Heifer International CEO Pierre Ferrari Joins Fair Trade USA’s Board of Directors

Oakland, CA

Today Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, announced that Pierre Ferrari, Chief Executive Officer of Heifer International, has been elected to the nonprofit organization’s Board of Directors.

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Earthquake Impacts Area of Heifer Projects in Nepal

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal Saturday has impacted an area of Heifer International projects near the capital Kathmandu, Heifer officials said Saturday. Heifer staff are working to assess safety of families as well as determine damage to homes and any loss of animals. All Heifer Nepal staff are reported safe, said Padma Singh, senior director of Heifer’s Asia Programs. Telephone lines have disrupted communication.

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Heifer International is part of Live Below the Line to Help End Extreme Poverty

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Live Below the Line will benefit leading nonprofits doing life-saving work throughout the world including Heifer International. When participants sign up to Live Below the Line, they can direct their fundraising efforts to Heifer International while rallying their social networks to help end extreme poverty within our generation.

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Heifer Awarded $750,000 From Starbucks Foundation to Support Coffee Farmers in Tanzania

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Heifer International was awarded a Starbucks Foundation grant of $750,000to help fund the Mbozi Farmer Livelihood Improvement Project in Tanzania, which will help improve livelihoods and quality of life for smallholder coffee growing communities in the East African country.

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What’s the Value of an Easter Egg?

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

This Easter, Heifer International invites you create a unique twist on the usual Easter basket goodies of chocolate and plastic eggs—a gift that will change lives as well as produce some Easter eggs.

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Elanco Supports East Africa Dairy Development Project with $1.5 Million Matching Challenge

GREENFIELD, Ind. March 3, 2015

Elanco Animal Health is continuing its commitment to break the cycle of hunger for those most in need with a $1.5 million matching challenge to help Heifer International fund Phase II of the East Africa Dairy Development Project (EADD).

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Mission Measurement Announces Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action-Heifer International a Named Partner

NEW YORK, NY

Today, at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Winter meeting, President Clinton announced a new Commitment to Action designed to increase the impact of food security programs. Joining Mission Measurement in this effort are eight initial Food Security Genome Consortium members. They include leading corporations/corporate foundations (General Mills Foundation, Tyson Foods, etc.) and leading NGOs (Capital Area Food Bank, CARE, Heifer International and Share Our Strength).

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Fifth Anniversary of Devastating Earthquake in Haiti

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Five years after a devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti, Heifer International says its farmers on the impoverished island are benefitting from a new approach to development work that focuses on sustainable economic development.

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Time is Short for Making 2014 Tax Deductible Gifts

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

With only a few more days in 2014, the timing is perfect to make a transformative and tax savvy charitable donation to Heifer International. Donors interested in ending world hunger must make their charitable contributions by midnight on Dec. 31, 2014, in order to deduct them from taxes for the current year.

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