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.
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
This post was contributed by Jennifer Wheary, a Demos senior fellow who focuses on issues of economic opportunity, education and the global middle class. Wheary is a regular contributor to Newsday and is preparing an article for Heifer's World
Pietro Turilli, Heifer's Vice President for Heifer's Central/Eastern Europe area, told me, "you've got to talk to this guy. He's our biggest supporter. He made all this possible." I'm intrigued. So in a brand new, high-tech barn with roll-up
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
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
Fresh coconut water... ...from a really fresh coconut. One of the most fun parts of traveling for Heifer is trying all the new cuisines. Ive tried some pretty weird stuff in my travelsgoat brains just to name onebut for the
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
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
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
And not just in the fairy tale The Princess Bride. (If you havent seen it, go watch it now. Youll understand.) Photo by James Grooves Actually grasscutters really arent all THAT big, but they are big in relative terms.