Last month Heifer staff and participants around the world celebrated World Environment Day by getting their communities together to plant trees, build nurseries, hold recycling contests and otherwise take action to improve the environment.
Today is World Humanitarian Day. It is a day the United Nations set aside to recognize sacrifices and contributions of [humanitarian aid workers] who risk their lives to give others help and hope. There are dozens of
Yesterday we had the pleasure of meeting Lucio Mandura. His mother was an original recipient in a Heifer project that is now closed. At the time, Lucio was too young to be a direct beneficiary. Eventually and with help from his mother,
At Heifer International, we talk quite a bit about the families who are stuck in the cycle of poverty and what were doing to help them get out of that cycle. And though we dont often think about it in the United States, this land of
From June 24-July 1, 16 professional educators from around the United States traveled to Honduras with Heifer International to visit various projects. Check the blog over the next few weeks for more posts from Study Tour
If youve been keeping up with the Heifer blog lately, youve read stories about: hunger and poverty globally, the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa, how we are working in Sierra Leone, Honduras and Zambia. Today its time to
You can just barely see the ocean. Beautiful. The Virgin Mary has quite the presence here. We've made it to Lima, Peru safely. Got to our hotel late, and I nearly overslept and missed breakfast. We had an interesting drive along the coast to the
In yesterday's meeting, we had a lot of interesting conversations about conflicts between individual or collective land ownership and mining rights. In Peru, if you own your land individually, you can take out loans from the bank and enter the
While I was in Honduras, I talked to Jose Alfredo Coto, the national project coordinator for Heifer Honduras, about the significance of the Honduras matching opportunity. Here's what he said (and for those of you who don't speak Spanish, the
Heifer International U.S. Program partners with community-based and regional organizations to support rural and urban farmers strengthening their numbers and their capacity, and increasing their sustainable production.
Shamim Okolloh is a graduate student at the Clinton School of Public Service. She is doing her service project with Heifer Uganda, collaborating with the Mbale Secondary School in eastern Uganda to develop a curriculum that incorporates