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Chief Musa didn’t like animals messing up his village. “They compete with the farmers for their crops, they mess up the village. I don’t want them here.” But that was before he met Rashid Sesay, Country Director for Heifer

Wrapping Up a Successful Trip to Zambia

Written by Marleen New, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Today we attended the placement ceremony of 42 draft cattle in the Kaunga Cooperative in the Masaiti region. Once again we were amazed when we arrived to see several hundred

Accessing Clean, Fresh Water in Zambia

Written by Marleen New, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations "Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink!" The phrase I used to chant when I was a kid has been on my mind a lot this week. Access to clean, safe water is a

Zambia: Celebration by Dance!

by Marleen New, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations After participating in the hand-over ceremonies, we witnessed the celebration and thankfulness of the Zambian community as they sang and danced. Take a look at the video below: Our

Weekly Article Spotlight

As I’m reviewing which articles I want to use in this week’s article roundup, I realized that they all weigh heavy on the heart. With the drought in Africa and famine in Somalia, it’s a lot to take in at one time. Thankfully, I know

Lelo Bwacha: An Awakening in Zambia

by Marleen New, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations   A recurring theme on our trip to Zambia, I've found, is how such simple ideas, built from inexpensive and everyday items, can make a world of difference.  The local Bemba

Heifer: After The War

Heifer International country director Rashid Sesay shares his vision for the organization's work in Sierra Leone by Bill Fitzgerald If you’re reading this now, that phrase is probably at least mildly familiar. World War II… The Korean

A Closer Look

Although news reports are pouring in about the disastrous famine swallowing southern Somalia, it's difficult to imagine quite what it looks like. Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai has a pretty good perspective, though, viewing the disaster