Tropical storm Agaton damaged ares in the Southern Philippines in January. But thanks to Heifer's trainings and the kindness of families from nearby Self-Help Groups, families were quick to recover. It's evidence of social capital at its best.
The second Friday of October is World Egg Day, and that's today. To celebrate, we thought we'd regale you with some incredible facts about eggs, like the fact that China produces 160 billion eggs each year. And egg yolks are one of the few foods
Ill let Mark Graham (links to Graham's blog), a research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, do the talking. From his blog post earlier today on The Guardians Poverty Matters blog: "East Africa is in the process of reinventing
Army scientists and bee experts who teamed up to figure out why so many bees are mysteriously dying announced a big breakthrough this week. They believe a fungus and virus working together may be responsible for colony collapse disorder, which is a
"World News" anchor Diane Sawyer and Dr. Richard Besser, ABC's medical editor, are leading a new yearlong ABC News series on the diseases and health conditions that disproportionately affect the world's poorest people. Inadequate newborn care,
EVOKE is (was?) an online social game that bills itself as a ten-week crash course in changing the world. Produced by the World Bank Institute, it is free and available in a low-bandwidth version, meaning ostensibly that anybody
The Malawi Smallholder Dairy Development Project, a three-year project funded by Heifer International and USAID, is trying a unique approach to pest management called the push-pull technology. Push-pull, first used in the late 1980s,
A Study Tour Reflection by Kelly Keena Evident by the introduction of the group to the community was not only the gratitude for Heifers gift, but the intensity of what comes from within communities and individuals. The president of the
by WorldLink staff How can we help our kids avoid the temptation of addictive junk food? In this clip from the Nourish Video Encyclopedia, pediatrician Nadine Burke explains how our junk food habit has contributed to an epidemic of obesity and
In Haiti, it only ever seems to get worse. Already the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti was devastated by an earthquake in Jan. 2010, which displaced tens of thousands of people. These displaced Haitians, who live in makeshift tent
Bill and Melinda Gates were featured on "60 Minutes" last night, in a segment called "Giving Away a Fortune": "The Gates have shunned publicity for the most part. But, recently, Melinda Gates agreed to travel around the globe to show '60 Minutes'