A Smidge of Hope

Are you up on the latest out of the Horn of Africa? If not, you’re not the only one. Bleak news on top of bleak news tends to drive readers away after a while. So how about some good news? Luckily there is finally some of that coming out of

Chickens = Hope in South Africa

Original story by Magdalena Wos, Heifer International South Africa Country Program resource development officer. After months of preparations, the dreams of 100 members of the Sukuma Poultry Project came true on Saturday as Heifer provided them

How to Eat Local Year-Round

It's November. In my neck of the woods, November signals the end of farmers market season. Not long ago, this put a major damper on my local food diet until spring. But thanks to the wonders of the Internet, I can shop for local vegetables,

Sheep Mow Your Lawn; Goats Eat Your Weeds

Would you pay $2 a day to let a pair of sheep mow your lawn? If you live in Oberlin, Ohio, you now have the option! With the economy what it is, folks are getting realllly creative to earn their livelihoods, even here in the United States. This NY

Hopeful Youth Mean a Bright Future for Armenia

A group of our volunteers from across the United States are visiting Heifer projects in Armenia this week. Our community volunteer coordinator Kate Merrill is chronicling this study tour on her blog, and some of my favorite stories and images from