The Making of a Successful Proposal (We Hope)

Heifer Sierra Leone Country Director Rashid Sesay, Joseph Buckle, Roland Suluku, Foday Koroma (of Njala University), Heifer Senior Project Officer Val Koker and volunteer Dr. Luciano Gajutos hammer out the details (not pictured, West Africa

The Business of Preserving the Savanna

Heifer project participants plant cashew seedlings Photos, video and story by Bill Fitzgerald   The business of burning wood to produce charcoal has been linked to support of Al Shabbab in the Horn of Africa. While Heifer is not addressing

You Can't Lift a Rock With Just One Finger

by Bill Fitzgerald "You can't lift a rock with just one finger." Those words were from an unschooled community leader of the Landaya Women Farmers Association in Koromasilaya Community in the Koinadugu District of Sierra Leone. They came after

Fire Can't Diminish Spirit

Written by Marleen New, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Fire couldn't diminish the hope and spirit of the  Zambian women  Disturbing news greeted us this morning as we prepared to leave our hotel for the hand-over

We Must Vote for Peace and Child Survival

It’s been reported that Congress will start voting today on a last-minute debt ceiling deal to reduce the U.S. deficit by at least $2.1 trillion over the next decade. The House must vote before the Senate and they don’t have a lot of

Preparing to Pass on the Gift in Zambia

Written by Marleen New, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations When you think of Africa, most people would imagine hot and arid weather, but after a long 36-hour journey with delayed flights, missed connections, and lost baggage we

Sierra Leone: First Impressions

The weather always seems to affect the way I see locales. Our flight into Conakry, Guinea, was delayed about an hour as our big Air France jet from Paris circled, waiting for the rains to lift. The short (30 minutes) flight from Conakry to