After losing everything in the horrible genocidal war that ravaged Rwanda in 1994, Christine Makahumure heard about an organization that was giving out cows. With little else to hope for, she applied for help. And soon after, Christine received her cow from Heifer International. In Rwanda, where a little...
Through a generous gift from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Heifer is working through the East African Dairy Development (EADD) to empower 179,000 dairy farmers double their milk production and develop refrigeration cooperatives so that the farmers can get more milk to market. Watch the video to see...
Have you watched this? video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Super powerful, right? Did you know that Heifer International was started from the idea of one man? Dan West, Heifer's founder, saw a problem and envisioned a
Photo and video by Geoff Oliver Bugbee In the video above, Heifer Zambia Country Director James Kasongo walks through the stages of a Heifer project, using a diorama outside the main office in Lusaka to explain the changes that occur step by
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to participate in the Global Gateway program at Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas, as part of a Global Writing Workshop hosted by a professor at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. I spent my first
Did you wear shoes today? It seems like a silly question. It is April, after all. But for hundreds of millions of people around the world–and for quite a few of us here at Heifer–the answer is no. Today is One Day Without
Video and blog post by Puja Singh, Heifer Nepal communications and networking officer Heifer works through women to develop sustainable communities to aid in Nepal's socio-economic development. Veteran participants are uniting to form business
It's worth noting that Food Columnist Mark Bittman of The New York Times joined the fasting trend this week to call attention to U.S. budget proposals that slash programs for the poor and hungry. As he mentions in his Tuesday column "I surprised
This guest post by Heifer CEO Pierre Ferrari originated on www.hungerfast.org on March 28, 2011. I want to ask you to participate in a brief exercise: Imagine what it feels like to go hungry for a day. Now, imagine what it feels like to go
Bolivians have lived off the Andean plant quinoa for centuries, but recent "discovery" by nutrition-hungry American and European consumers has hurt access for the small farmers who produce it, says a recent article in the New York Times. A chenopod