Press Releases

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

Heifer International Awarded $1.5 Million Grant to Expand Disaster Risk Reduction Work

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Heifer International has received a $1.5 million grant to help fund phase two of the RISE-UP: Resilience Initiatives through Sustainable Enterprises and Upgrade of Community Preparedness project. The money will extend work in the Philippines while expanding the work to Guatemala, two of the most disaster-prone countries in which we work. 

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Heifer International Named 2015 LINGOS Member of the Year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Congratulations to Heifer International, which has been named LINGOs’ 2015 Member of the Year! The annual award honors a LINGOs member organization that has demonstrated commitment to LINGOs’ mission: providing affordable, high-quality learning solutions to those working to improve lives in developing and vulnerable communities.

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Fresh Produce, From Local Farmers to You

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Starting in October, shareholders will receive six to 10 pounds of fresh produce per week, sized for a family of two to three people. The fall CSA will last six weeks and cost $150. Each week there will be a variety of in-season produce. For example, fall CSA shareholders can expect sustainably grown produced like apples, beets, broccoli, collards, kale, onions, potatoes, pumpkins and turnips.

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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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