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.

Mama Yogurt

 Prior to 2007 dairy products made with actual milk were hard to come by in Ghana. I know that sounds strange, but even the most popular dairy product on the market—yogurt—was mostly made with powdered milk. These powder-based

Shop@Heifer Online

I hope you've been enjoying our series highlighting some of the livestock and other options from the Heifer Gift Catalog. I know many people like giving and receiving the gift of a goat or a share of a water buffalo. It's not only a great way to