Ukrainian Participants Clean Up Their Village

Environmental protection initiatives are an important part of most Heifer projects in the the Ukraine. Responding to the needs of project participants, Heifer staff asked an agroecology expert to help villagers solve water pollution problems

What We Are Reading at Heifer

Here at Heifer we're focused on ending hunger and poverty, however, we also want to make sure we are staying on top of trends that are going on around the world.  With so much information being sent out through news stories, blogs, articles

Interview with Author Mike Thompson

Before leaving for Nepal yesterday, Mike Thompson, author of the upcoming book The Anywhere Leader, answered a handful of questions for us to provide greater context for his trip to visit some of Heifer's projects. We hope he has a great journey,

Fifth Graders Sing for Heifer

Teachers are the best. Kathleen Yanez, a teacher at Jack Jackter Intermediate School wrote a song and recorded her 5th grade class singing as part of their school's Read to Feed initiative. What a great example of using your talents to raise

Cherubin Says: Haiti is not Disneyland

Yesterday, July 12, marked 18 months since the magnitude 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti. Though Heifer International is not a first responder in situations like the earthquake, we had 16 projects underway, serving more than 16,000 families at the

Author Mike Thompson to Visit Heifer Projects

Tomorrow, July 14, author and speaker Mike Thompson begins a trip to visit Heifer International projects in Nepal and China to capture stories of local leaders who are helping bring economic and development transformation to poverty-stricken

Five Steps to Becoming an Activist

Photo by zappowbang, used with Creative Commons license. "I used to think that if I cared about anything, I'd have to care about everything, and I'd go stark raving mad." I'm a little embarrassed to name the title of the movie this quote comes

Adapting to Drought in Tanzania

Photos by Dave Anderson We visited a Maasai community in northern Tanzania in the rainy season, in April of last spring, when trees were lush with leaves that Heifer camels nibbled on happily throughout the day. Yet at the sandaled feet of the