Jean Pierre Venette belongs to Heifer’s Rural Entrepreneurs for Agricultural Cooperation in Haiti program, or REACH. She and 39 other women work together to promote better crop and animal production while becoming thriving farmers and businesswomen.
Shamim Okolloh is a graduate student at the Clinton School of Public Service. She is doing her service project with Heifer Uganda, collaborating with the Mbale Secondary School in eastern Uganda to develop a curriculum that incorporates sustainable
It doesn't take a drought for water to be a lifesaver. The Khmer people of Heifer's Improving Farm Households' Capacity in Long Phu District, Soc Trang Province Project in Vietnam had long suffered a critical shortage of fresh water for daily use.
When I visited Senegal in May of 2010, everyone was waiting on the rain. Men sat on their heels drinking hot tea, waiting. Women tended the animals and children and kept one eye on the sky, waiting. The ground was parched after 10 months of
We say it all the time: Heifer is a development organization. I posted yesterday about how you can help the immediate situation in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. The organizations listed are aid organizations. This is an important distinction. Yes,
Severe drought, high food prices, war. The combination of these factors has led to a gravely desperate situation in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. They're claiming this is the worst drought in 60 years. Earlier today, I posted that a child dies
Sometimes it's easy to forget. In the past few weeks, thousands of people across the United States tuned in to the Casey Anthony trial. The media has been all over this story. If you're not passionately enraged about the not-guilty verdict (or
Amelio Esteban Méndez lives in the community of Zarza Negra, San Carlos Alzatate in the department of Jalapa, Guatemala, along with his wife, Francisca Hernández Santiago, and their eight children. Amelio's family participates in
Story Reported by Zhang Han, communication and networking officer, Heifer China. Photos by Zhu Wenjing, communication and networking officer, Heifer China. Video used with permission. Melodious singing resonated from the Heifer project activity
We've heard that rising food prices are here to stay, and we've recently learned that about a third of the food grown for humans–globally–is going to waste. It's summer here in the Northern Hemisphere, and for many of us that means
Story reported by Dan Bazira, Heifer Uganda senior IT and communications coordinator. Traveling to Tilling Village in Eastern Uganda, you might think that the narrow paths are a clear indication that nobody lives here. It is a surprise to find