When Steve and Ashley Dettelbach started their farm near Wynne, Arkansas, the two of them both worked additional full-time jobs to pay the bills and take care of their four children. Steve Dettelbach worked in maintenance for a factory in town, and Ashley Dettelbach ran a daycare service. “We had...
Mid morning this morning I read what I consider the most deflating news yet about the crisis in the Horn of Africa: sacks of food aid meant for Somalis dying of starvation are being stolen and sold at nearby markets. From the AP report: In
Name: Ms. Afrina Sagala Title: Program Officer for Heifer Indonesia Location: Northern Sumatra, Indonesia How long have you worked for Heifer? 4 years, 9 months What attracted you to work for Heifer? I was attracted to work for Heifer because of
I'm always surprised when it's Friday here at Heifer. I guess we are so busy throughout the days and weeks, Fridays seem to sneak up on me. Last week's weekly article roundup blog was focused on the famine in Somalia and the devistation that the
We understand that a famine affecting more than 12 million people isn't something that can end quickly. But what we can't understand is why the response to the situation in the Horn of Africa hasn't garnered more attention or why the
Original story and photos by Dan Bazira, Senior IT & Communications Coordinator for Heifer International's Uganda Program The Ugandan National Agricultural and Trade show began in 1993 and is organized by the Uganda National Farmers'
A few weeks ago, as a member of a Honduras Study Tour, I had the privilege of visiting the community of Tontolo, La Campa, in the Department of Lempira. Our group was invited to celebrate the Passing on the Gift® of chickens in the community
Watch Josette Sheeran, the head of the United Nation's World Food Program on TED talk about different approaches to ending global hunger. A handful of things stuck out for me. First, the statement that food is "the most fundamental expectation of
Why compost? Well, to keep food from rotting uselessly in a landfill, you can begin a pile in your backyard that will help strengthen the environment, making it friendly to natural inhabitants. Need more reasons? Composting also helps
Chief Musa didnt like animals messing up his village. They compete with the farmers for their crops, they mess up the village. I dont want them here. But that was before he met Rashid Sesay, Country Director for Heifer