Tropical Storm Hammers Haiti

Forecasters say up to 20 inches of rain is possible in isolated parts of Haiti as Tropical Storm Emily soaks a country prone to severe flooding. Residents near the capital of Port au Prince still suffering from a massive 2010 earthquake have few

Leadership Lessons from "The Rabbit King"

Mike Thompson, author of the upcoming book The Anywhere Leader, recently concluded a visit to Heifer projects in Nepal and China where he looked for examples of inspirational leaders among our project participants. While in China, Mike met one of

The Making of a Successful Proposal (We Hope)

Heifer Sierra Leone Country Director Rashid Sesay, Joseph Buckle, Roland Suluku, Foday Koroma (of Njala University), Heifer Senior Project Officer Val Koker and volunteer Dr. Luciano Gajutos hammer out the details (not pictured, West Africa

The Business of Preserving the Savanna

Heifer project participants plant cashew seedlings Photos, video and story by Bill Fitzgerald   The business of burning wood to produce charcoal has been linked to support of Al Shabbab in the Horn of Africa. While Heifer is not addressing

You Can't Lift a Rock With Just One Finger

by Bill Fitzgerald "You can't lift a rock with just one finger." Those words were from an unschooled community leader of the Landaya Women Farmers Association in Koromasilaya Community in the Koinadugu District of Sierra Leone. They came after

Fire Can't Diminish Spirit

Written by Marleen New, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Fire couldn't diminish the hope and spirit of the  Zambian women  Disturbing news greeted us this morning as we prepared to leave our hotel for the hand-over