For the past two weeks heavy rains in Malawi have resulted in floods in most areas of the country. The worst affected are the Southern Region districts of Nsanje, Chikwawa, Phalombe, Zomba and Blantyre, where homes, crops, livestock and household property have been damaged.
I've been a bit out of pocket, haven't I? After our day of meetings, we traveled to Nairobi with our Heifer Kenya colleague, Alex. I accidentally slept until 8 this morning and had to rush to grab breakfast. While Pierre met with USAID Kenya, he
Photos are from Heifer's Africa Area Program meeting. I know I was just waxing poetic about Heifer's Africa staff, but I hope you'll humor me one more time. I just got back from the Heifer Uganda staff meeting. Folks, these people are
We all know for sure that Heifer's model works. Millions and millions of farmers and families have increased their standard of living many times over. Seeing it firsthand is amazing; according to Sahr Libbee, VP of the Africa program, it's
A few Heifer Africa staff with Uganda's Minister of Finance. It's unfortunate that, just as I'm beginning to get comfortable with Heifer Uganda staff, as well as the other Africa Area Program country directors, it's almost time to leave them. I
I took so much video yesterday. We went to three meetings and visited two participant households, and I just about recorded everything. I can't quite even explain how exciting it was to finally see our work in action. And watching Pierre interact
Hanging out with Pierre and our Africa colleagues is a lot of fun. And I've already learned some interesting things. Using biogas slurry from human waste on a vegetable garden is totally fine to do. Water filters constructed of concrete that use
Hujambo from Uganda! This afternoon, Dero and I got to visit the Heifer Uganda office. I had the chance to meet a handful of my colleagues and to see where they do their work. A particular treat was meeting Beinempaka Athanasius, who is the
Leaving the airport in Entebbe, Uganda, last night was an experience all its own. It took a while for us to connect with the taxi driver sent for us, and when he finally found us and walked us to the car, I realized how dark it is here at...
It's 6:30 in the morning in Nairobi. And I'm still in Little Rock, where it's 9:30 at night. Dero and I were thwarted yesterday in our travel attempts because of snow in Atlanta. I know, right? If you're not from the South, you'll have a hard time
by Puja Singh The sari clad women in the hills that skirt the capital city of Nepal Kathmandu gaped in awe at the President of Heifer International. They knew that life had changed a lot for them since they came together in a group to be the