A major scientific study has provided evidence that a livestock-centered, asset-transfer model is successful at moving people out of poverty.
Although news reports are pouring in about the disastrous famine swallowing southern Somalia, it's difficult to imagine quite what it looks like. Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai has a pretty good perspective, though, viewing the disaster
Nearly a month ago, we reminded you that a child dies every five seconds from hunger related causes. That's about 25,000 children a day. More than 9 million a year. In the last 90 days, more than 29,000 Somali children under the age of 5 have
Forecasters say up to 20 inches of rain is possible in isolated parts of Haiti as Tropical Storm Emily soaks a country prone to severe flooding. Residents near the capital of Port au Prince still suffering from a massive 2010 earthquake have few
From June 24-July 1, 16 professional educators from around the United States traveled to Honduras with Heifer International to visit various projects. Check the blog over the next few weeks for more posts from Study Tour participants
Mike Thompson, author of the upcoming book The Anywhere Leader, recently concluded a visit to Heifer projects in Nepal and China where he looked for examples of inspirational leaders among our project participants. While in China, Mike met one of
Written by Marleen New, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations A latrine with a hand washing station. Before the handover ceremonies began yesterday we visited the homestead of the Chair-lady of the group, Royoa Shabwandwe, who
The Khmer people who participate in Heifer's Improving Farm Households' Capacity in the Long Phu District of Vietnam project suffered critical shortages of fresh water for daily use. Prior to the Heifer project, which helped them secure a clean source of water, they fetched water from rivers and canals...
Heifer Sierra Leone Country Director Rashid Sesay, Joseph Buckle, Roland Suluku, Foday Koroma (of Njala University), Heifer Senior Project Officer Val Koker and volunteer Dr. Luciano Gajutos hammer out the details (not pictured, West Africa
Heifer project participants plant cashew seedlings Photos, video and story by Bill Fitzgerald The business of burning wood to produce charcoal has been linked to support of Al Shabbab in the Horn of Africa. While Heifer is not addressing
Source: UNICEF Australia The situation is worsening in the two southern regions of Somalia affected by famine, as an insurgent group is preventing those who are trying to seek refuge in neighboring countries from escaping the area. An