Tererai's Dream Fulfilled

When Heifer's then CEO Jo Luck met Tererai during a visit to Zimbabwe, Tererai was inspired to follow her dreams of obtaining an education. Tererai made her way to the United States in 1998, and just three years later, she received her bachelor's

Giving Women Entrepreneurs a Boost in Poland

by Sandi Watson  In 2010, Heifer Poland started a project designed to empower rural women. This project focuses on providing the women with training in the concepts and skills they need to start small businesses. Training topics for this

Anna Lappé: My Food Journey

What experiences have shaped your relationship to food and diet? In this clip from the Nourish Video Encyclopedia, author Anna Lappé describes her personal food journey, which has taken her to farms around the world. Broadening our view can

World Fair Trade Day

Every second Saturday during the month of May, World Fair Trade Day (WFTDay), started by the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), is celebrated globally in more than 70 countries. The WFTO is composed of a global network of Fair Trade

Passing on the Gift: A Song from Haiti

Ewaldy Estil started working for Heifer Haiti in June 2000, and he is currently the north regional project coordinator for the country program. His talents don't end there, though-- he also sings and writes songs as a member of a band called

Mangroves & Oysters Mean Hope for Thailand

Project participants hold representative oysters at today's Passing on the Gift ceremony in Phuket, Thailand Late last night - while most of us in this hemisphere were sleeping - a delegation from Heifer's US headquarters attended a Passing on

Fair Trade

How does food connect us to the global community? In this clip from the Nourish Video Encyclopedia, author Anna Lappé and chef Bryant Terry discuss how choosing Fair Trade products helps support farmers around the world. Celebrate World Fair

Smallholder Farmers Are the Answer

Farmers pedal away after delivering milk to the Kiboga West Livestock Cooperative chilling plant in Uganda. Today on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation blog, Bill Gates makes a powerful statement: Smallholder farmers are the solution to the

Feeling the "buzz" at SCAA

The premiere of “After the Harvest” last week at the SCAA Symposium and exposition ended up generating quite the buzz. During hallway chats and coffee breaks, and there were many, it was clear that the documentary woke some

Nadine Burke: My Food Journey

How has your relationship to food and health evolved over the years? In this clip from the Nourish Video Encyclopedia, pediatrician Nadine Burke discusses her personal food journey, and how she learned that eating well can be fun. Dr. Nadine