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Yesterday Annie wrote that the World Bank has announced that poverty is on the decline. Yes. This is great to hear as a person who truly believes that if we work together we can end hunger and poverty, but it's also a bit confusing when we hear that one billion people live in hunger.

The good news is, we at Heifer are working hard everyday to end hunger and poverty while caring for the earth. Check out this story from our Senior Grant Writer Catherine Scott as she recounts her most recent trip to Honduras visiting our coffee projects that we've partnered with Green Mountain Coffee.

We've also recently received a $1 million donation from the Farm Journal Foundation. This grant will be targeted to sustainable hunger relief projects. The projects will include Heifer's domestic programming, REACH (Rural Entrepreneurs for Agricultural Cooperation in Haiti), Integrated Livestock Development in Sierra Leone, and the Small Farmer Project for smallholder agriculture development in Armenia.

In other news ... see what we have been sharing around the office lately:

So what do you think about the numbers regarding poverty and hunger? Off or spot on?


Maegan Clark

Maegan Clark loves social media even more than Southern sweet tea. She is the Social Media Manager at Heifer International where she uses her skills digital marketing to improve the lives of those in need around the globe. Since working at Heifer, she has deepened her appreciation for the urgency with which we must end global hunger and poverty.