When Steve and Ashley Dettelbach started their farm near Wynne, Arkansas, the two of them both worked additional full-time jobs to pay the bills and take care of their four children. Steve Dettelbach worked in maintenance for a factory in town, and Ashley Dettelbach ran a daycare service. “We had...
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In Zambia’s aptly named Copperbelt province, copper is the lifeblood of the economy and has been for generations. When he was 28 years old, Jeremy Chela started working in one of the mines, drilling holes and placing explosives that would blast the metal out of the ground. It was...
Poor nutrition led to compromised immune systems and frequent illnesses for Esther Musonda and her family. With Heifer's help, they are fighting back.
Last month Heifer staff and participants around the world celebrated World Environment Day by getting their communities together to plant trees, build nurseries, hold recycling contests and otherwise take action to improve the environment.
Northwest Ecuador was struck by 5.9- and 6.2-magnitude earthquakes on July 10, near Muisne and Quininde, both in the province of Esmeraldas. Heifer Ecuador is actively working in Esmeraldas to help farmers with reconstruction.
For the human inhabitants of the Galapagos Islands, a World Heritage Site and famous muse of one Charles Darwin, living in harmony with their unique plant and animal neighbors is of utmost importance. One of the biggest obstacles to the conservation of their priceless ecosystem is a dependency on...
Coastal residents of Ecuador are still reeling from the earthquake that struck on April 16, killing 662 people, injuring more than 36,000 and leaving about 28,000 in temporary living situations.
On April 25, 2015, Nepal experienced its largest earthquake in 80 years. The damage spared little, including the homes and livelihoods of thousands of Heifer participants. In the year since, Heifer Nepal has successfully assisted more than 31,000 families in the rebuilding process.