Rwanda: Joining the Chain of Giving

At a Heifer International ?Passing of the Gift? ceremony that took place outside Kigali, Rwanda, one-hundred fifty farmers, officials and celebratory dancers took part in the joyous occasion to mark the ?passing on? gift of a dairy cow from 22 Heifer donors to 22 recipients. The donors were themselves...

Kids Can Make a Difference

Photo by Dave Anderson Check out the fantastic online Finding Solutions Newsletter by Jane and Larry Levine. The newsletter is published quarterly by the nonprofit program Kids Can Make a Difference (KIDS). Their Winter 2011 issue focuses on Food

Does Helping the Planet Hurt the Poor?

(Photo from Wall Street Journal) by Brett Garfinkel In their Saturday Essay column, The Wall Street Journal asked Peter Singer and Bjorn Lomberg, two global development experts, to respond to this question: Does Helping the Planet Hurt the

Good News on the Poverty Front

The total number of the world's poor fell to 878 million people in 2010 from more than 1 billion in 2005, a new Brookings Institution report shows. Brookings' Laurence Chandy and Geoffrey Gertz announced the findings in a Washington Post opinion

U.K. Chief Scientist Warns of Food Crisis

The British government's chief scientist shares his concerns about the global food system in this BBC video interview. He debunks a couple of misconceptions and discusses a report he commissioned on food security that is expected to say that

Out of Poverty with Snails in Cameroon

Written by Heifer Staff Eating snails for meals has long been associated with certain tribes in Cameroon. In the South West region, snail meat is an important food for all occasions. Lean and low in cholesterol and fat, snail meat contains high

Alpha Kappa Alpha's $50,000 Donation

Members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority visited Heifer International today as part of their 2011 National Founders’ Day celebration. Heifer was chosen as the AKA’s ‘charity of choice’ in 2010 and they have since donated over

Biogas is Important for Rural Children

From my trip to Uganda, I was able to see firsthand why biogas is so important in poor rural communities. So far, I've shown you why it's important for women and for the environment. Now, I'd like to show you why it's important for rural