Famine Declared in Somalia—What You Can Do

Photograph by Geoff Oliver Bugbee Yesterday, the United Nations officially declared famine in two southern regions of Somalia, brought on by the worst drought there in 60 years. UN humanitarian coordinator for Somalia Mark Bowden said that if

Famine will be Declared in Horn of Africa Today

Below the photo is a news release from InterAction. The gist of it is this: in southern Somalia, drought has given way to famine and will be announced as such by the United Nations sometime today. While Heifer does not have projects in Somalia, we

A Fond Farewell for Jo Luck

This afternoon Heifer staff joined together to celebrate former Heifer President and CEO Jo Luck's leadership and legacy. Jo Luck started at Heifer in 1989 and became president and CEO in 1992 and was recently the co-recipient of the

Reality Check for Hollywood

After working all day at Heifer on social media and various other tasks, I like to unwind at night by reading celebrity gossip. Yes, it's my secret guilty pleasure that I try to keep to myself but I've been doing it so long that it's just

Chickens Free Honduran Farmers from Dependence

From June 24-July 1, 16 professional educators from around the United States traveled Honduras with Heifer International to visit various projects. Sarah French, an education coordinator at Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas, led the tour; and

Ukrainian Participants Clean Up Their Village

Environmental protection initiatives are an important part of most Heifer projects in the the Ukraine. Responding to the needs of project participants, Heifer staff asked an agroecology expert to help villagers solve water pollution problems

What We Are Reading at Heifer

Here at Heifer we're focused on ending hunger and poverty, however, we also want to make sure we are staying on top of trends that are going on around the world.  With so much information being sent out through news stories, blogs, articles