Where Dire Need is Plentiful

Story and photos by Puja Singh The true face of poverty stares you in the face in Rautahat. In the eastern plains of Nepal, dire need and scarcity is plentiful. Scattered along what can be defined as roads, are huts. Made of mud plastered in dried

Advances for Women in India

Good piece in the NYTimes today (the Fashion section, no less) about Kakuben Lalabhai Parmar, an artisan from India whose story embodies "a half-century of global feminism and the evolutionary arc of modern India." “My group was treated as

Baking Bread in Armenia

One of my favorite shots by photographer Russell Powell from a recent trip to Armenia. Norik Sahakyan is lighting a pit oven used to bake lavash, a traditional Armenian bread. Look for a feature about Heifer Armenia's unique youth

Hunger in America

Photo from Flickr/StevenBrisson. Creative Commons. "Hunger in America is complicated. It's not just getting enough food, but getting the right food — and making the right choices." That's the premise of a two-part NPR story

Summer Vacation Vocation

Photo from Flickr/mamichan. Creative Commons. The most recent NYTimes magazine had a piece about Alexandra Reau, a Michigan teen who turned her family's backyard into a mini-farm:"Now in its second season, her Garden to Go

What's for Dinner ... 30 Years From Now?

So what will the world's food system look like in the next 30 years? If Ellen Gustafson, co-founder of FEED and creator of The 30 Project has anything to say about it, it'll look drastically different than it does today. Check out her TED video

Withering Interest in Some Urban Farmers Markets

The Chicago Tribune has a story out today about how a few new farmers markets in low-income and ethnic communities are struggling. "They've learned that offering fresh produce and educating people about the environmental advantages of locally grown

A Promising Future in Thailand

Photo by Russell Powell KLON MAI, Thailand — Storm clouds approached from the northeast, piling up behind the mountains. The wood smoke from thatch-roofed kitchens blew horizontally, and banana trees flapped in the wind. Mothers stepped

Kris Allen Thanks Fans for Giving to Heifer

Photo by Bryan Clifton Sometimes having the hometown advantage pays off. This weekend, it did for Heifer. Sunday morning, Kris Allen and his dad Neil stopped by Heifer International's headquarters in Little Rock, AR, for a quiet visit with a

That's One Large Card

It's been a few days since we last brought you an update on the Alright With Moo fundraiser, but we've been busy here at Heifer upholding our end of the bargain. Just this morning, the printer delivered the custom-made birthday card we'll present