Heifer Staff Give Back

Story submitted by Stephanie Chesher, senior director of Donor Services and Operations at Heifer International.  It all started about four years ago when LoriJo and Kent Peters lost their 19-year-old son, Collin, in a tragic motorcycle

Heifer Staff Lend a Hand in Hughes, Arkansas

Continuing today's conversation about poverty in Heifer's homestate, we take you to Hughes, Arkansas, which has a poverty rate of 38 percent. This past Monday, Heifer Headquarters staff, visiting Country Directors and Heifer's United States

When Poverty Touches Home

Though I wasn't born in Arkansas, I've lived here since I was four and consider it my home. Growing up in a small town, I've witnessed poverty and hunger with classmates, participated in local food drives, and had my parents teach me valuable

Empowerment in Zambia

In this video, Marta Haley of Elanco, one of Heifer's corporate partners, and Stephanie Chesher of Heifer International share about their recent visit to Zambia, where they witnessed empowerment, innovation (improvement on the Tippy Tap design!)

How to Choose Coffee with a Conscience

The next time you buy coffee, make sure you are environmentally aware about where you coffee comes from. The words Fair Trade, Shade-Grown, and Organic are just a couple of buzzwords that are now being used to describe your cup-of-joe. Haven't

Biogas: More than a source of energy

by Puja Singh  - Heifer Nepal Poverty has many dimensions. While being poor relates directly to having less to eat, energy is definitely a primary concern for many poor families around the world.  A recent poverty matters blog post looks

World Development Information Day 2011

In addition to being United Nations Day and Food Day (wasn't I just saying how many Official Days October has?), today is World Development Information Day. So, that's a mouthful, and it's a little less straightforward than today's

This Week in Food: Food on the Move

This October, we're hosting a series of posts by Heifer Senior Coordinator of School Programs Kim Machnik. You can read our introductory post here, and check back Monday afternoons for more. Haveyou been hearing a lot about food recently? I

Food Day in the USA: How are you Celebrating?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is hosting US Food Day today. Food Day seeks to bring together Americans from all walks of life to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable way. The goal of Food Day is to

Happy Birthday to the United Nations

Today, October 24, is United Nations Day. On this date in 1945, the Charter of the United Nations was put into force, officially establishing the international organization we know as the UN. So what do our friends at the UN. want for their 66th