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I had quite the surprise the other day when I sat down to read it: "Hey, I met that man!"

Posing with Heifer Africa staff and Laban Talam (on my left).
If you click over to this section, you'll see mentioned Kabiyet Dairies and Laban Talam. Kabiyet Dairies is part of our East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) Project, and I met Talam on my visit to Kenya this past December. Talam's farm and family are indeed as prosperous as The Economist mentions. When I asked Talam if he would be willing to come to the U.S. to provide testimony to the difference Heifer has made for his family and community, he gave me an enthusiastic, "Yes!"

Laban Talam (center in gray shirt) shows us around his farm.


Pierre Ferrari

Pierre Ferrari is president and CEO of Heifer International. Pierre is very passionate about empowering the families and communities with whom Heifer works: “It took me decades, but I have come to know that the only way to happiness and joy is to be of service to others.” Pierre’s other joys are his wife, Kim, his two sons and two stepdaughters. In his free time he enjoys golf, squash, reading and travel.