Heifer Haiti affected by Hurricane

Heifer Haiti Projects affected by Hurricane Tomas in the Southern Region Damages in the houses and propertyIn addition two people died, one in Les Anglais and one in Roche-a-Bateau. 294 persons displaced from Les Anglais and 248 from Saint Jean

Is This the End of India's Microcredit Industry?

Microcredit was the talk of the town for much of the past decade, especially in southern Asia, where visionaries like Muhammad Yunus brought small loans to poor entrepreneurs. Yunnis, who founded the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, even won the Nobel

Supermarket Secrets

by the Worldlink Staff As many of us take to the supermarket aisles for Thanksgiving shopping, how can we best feed our families in ways that are both delicious and wholesome? In this clip from the Nourish Video Encyclopedia, journalist Michael

Are NGOs Doing More Harm Than Good in Haiti?

Haiti is now believed to have more NGOs than any other country—as many as 10,000. That’s a good thing, right? After all, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere seems to be pounded by a new natural disaster or disease outbreak every

Natural Disaster Giving: Haiti v. Pakistan

Remember the earthquake in Haiti? Of course you do, and there’s a good chance you donated money to relief efforts. Now, remember the flooding in Pakistan? Maybe, since it was just last summer, but did you also give to it? Chances are you

Rich Donors to Nonprofits: Don't Push It

Wealthy Americans' donations to charities dropped considerably from 2007 to 2009, according to a study released this week by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University researched and wrote the study. The good

How Big Is Africa?

Bigger than many of us realize. On many maps, Africa looks to be about the size of Greenland due to the distortion of making a round object appear flat. Not surprisingly, people who grow up with these distorted maps seriously miscalculate the size

Cholera Spreads to Haiti Capital

A 3-year-old boy who had not been out of Port-au-Prince tested positive for cholera, health authorities told the Associated Press early this week. Dozens more city residents suspected of having cholera were being tested. The outbreak has killed

Nourish Curriculum Now Available

by WorldLink Staff Are you an educator, parent, or advocate interested in teaching youth about food and sustainability? WorldLink and the Center for Ecoliteracy are proud to announce the release of the Nourish Middle School Curriculum Guide.

Hoes, Mules, Cell Phones

Worldwatch's Nourishing the Planet blog has another post up this week about how cell phones, not tractors or fertilizers, are the hottest new tool in farming. People throughout Asia and Africa are using their phones to find out which markets are