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.
When the floods came, Iryna Paviluk's life was nearly washed away. When Heifer came, she was able to rebuild it.In 2008, floods devastated Chernivtsi Oblast in western Ukraine. Iryna's house was destroyed, her orchards flooded and her animals lost.
Annie Bergman, World Ark writer and regular contributor on Heifer Blog, is in Ghana this week. Internet connections are unsurprisingly spotty, so she passed along her first impressions of Ghana to me, with the promise of more (and photos)
This tiny insect works hard for struggling families. They produce sweet honey to eat, beeswax that can be turned into goods like candles, and they also help pollinate crops to increase yields. Dorel Butuza and his family live in the village of
Post written by Sarah Donaghy, Heifer International community volunteer coordinator. Photos taken at the 2011 Living Gift Market in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, by Sutheera Phimolthitikul, Heifer Thailand administrative manager. The outrage of
Would you be surprised if I told you Ugandan kids don't want to be farmers? Probably not. Kids in the United States don't often mention agriculture as a career goal, either. Unfortunately for us, we've had kind of an "oops" moment as our farmers
Dolores shows us her composting recipe. Today is World Soil Day. As you know, Heifer's mission is to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth. When we say "Earth," we mean "earth," too. It's kind of a no-brainer that, as an organization
It's been an exciting week at Heifer headquarters. As part of the social media team at Heifer, I get to read and respond to stories that our fans share with us about why they give Heifer gifts to their family and friends. This holiday
There's a reason animal gifts are popular right now. The idea is fun; the animal is cute, easy to give as an alternative gift and is readily available from several organizations that all tout it as a means to help impoverished communities become
All Heifer projects strive for sustainability, and that's why we often provide trees of different varieties to families in need. Trees enrich the air with oxygen, help maintain soils and provide fruits and nuts, as well. Watch this video to see how
Heres something to think about on World AIDS Day: a gift of livestock could help prevent the next HIV from ever arising. ????? Photo by Michael Padmanaba/CIFOR Many viruses, like HIV, Ebola and SARS, begin in animals before jumping to the