Over the past five days we've written a series summarizing the poverty-focused development and humanitarian assistance programs InterAction recommends our government support.

While a deal has been reached to increase the nation's debt ceiling, it's still vague what and how much will be cut to reduce U.S. spending by $2.1 trillion over the next decade. But a post today by InterAction President and CEO Sam Worthington on the Poverty Matters blog, makes a persuasive case why the world cannot afford the cuts to foreign aid already approved by a House Appropriations subcommittee.

Read his post here.

As a member of InterAction, Heifer supports the recommendations and applauds Worthington's post. But please, don't give up. There's still time to make your voice heard. Tell your representatives that cutting funding to these programs would be unacceptable.

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Annie Bergman

Bergman is a Global Communications Manager for Heifer and helps plan, assign and develop content for the nonprofit’s website, magazine and blog. Bergman has interviewed survivors of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, beekeepers in Honduras, women’s groups in India and war widows in Kosovo in her six years at Heifer. Bergman received her bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma and a master’s degree in Australian Aboriginal Studies from the University of Melbourne in Australia. Her hobbies include hiking, golfing, cooking, reading and walking her dogs.