Geek Up Your Heifer Gift

So you've purchased a heifer (okay, let's be honest, a share of a heifer) for your favorite do-gooder cousin, and you've ordered your plush heifer to go with it. What's next? Wrap it up! But don't just use the same-old wrapping paper tucked back in

Heifer Works for Human Rights

Heifer International is observing International  Human Rights Day today with a message to all our supporters: be grateful.  At this moment, you probably aren’t worrying that your property will be taken away, or that someone will

Heifer and Others Invest in Haiti

This post was written by Heifer Vice President of Philanthropy Cathy Sanders.   I recently spent five days in Haiti at an Invest in Haiti Conference organized by the Clinton Foundation and the InterAmerican Development Bank. More than 900

A Taste of Ghana

Fresh coconut water... ...from a really fresh coconut. One of the most fun parts of traveling for Heifer is trying all the new cuisines. I’ve tried some pretty weird stuff in my travels—goat brains just to name one—but for the

Meat Me in St. Louis?

With so many urban gardens blooming these days, is a big push for urban livestock far behind? It's certainly been done before: Sacred cows roam the streets of Delhi, goats loiter along the trash heaps in Khartoum, guinea pigs hop around their

Ukrainian Media Like Heifer

Yes, Pierre Ferrari is "good copy," but I think there's another reason that he's been interviewed four-five times on his current trip to Ukraine. To paraphrase James Carville, "it's the work, stupid." In fact, while Pierre was interviewed for

Give a Water Buffalo, the Tractor that Poops

Want more great content from the Heifer Blog? Subscribe in a reader or by Email. Known as "the living tractor of the East," the water buffalo is used mostly for plowing and transportation by families in Asia. In addition to plowing, water buffalo

Rodents of Unusual Size Really Do Exist

And not just in the fairy tale The Princess Bride. (If you haven’t seen it, go watch it now. You’ll understand.) Photo by James Grooves Actually grasscutters really aren’t all THAT big, but they are big in relative terms.