World Humanitarian Day

Today is World Humanitarian Day. It is a day the United Nations set aside to recognize “sacrifices and contributions of [humanitarian aid workers] who risk their lives to give others help and hope.” There are dozens of

Poverty and Children in the United States

If you’ve been keeping up with the Heifer blog lately, you’ve read stories about: hunger and poverty globally, the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa, how we are working in Sierra Leone, Honduras and Zambia. Today it’s time to

Greetings from Lima

You can just barely see the ocean. Beautiful. The Virgin Mary has quite the presence here. We've made it to Lima, Peru safely. Got to our hotel late, and I nearly overslept and missed breakfast. We had an interesting drive along the coast to the

Policy Conflicts Abound in Rural Peru

In yesterday's meeting, we had a lot of interesting conversations about conflicts between individual or collective land ownership and mining rights. In Peru, if you own your land individually, you can take out loans from the bank and enter the