Echoes of War

The civil war in Guatemala that began in 1960 dragged on until 1996, and every once in a while the security situation still seems a little hinky. The dangers today aren't related to the war per se, but they're certainly fed by the massive

Summer of Hunger

Photo from flickr/HeyThereSpaceman. Creative Commons What happens during the summer to all those students who rely on free or reduced school lunches? Many of them go hungry, according to a recent story from AOL News. It has

Manure is Money in Nepal

Heifer International's Nepal-based communication officer Puja Singh sends us this field video, reminding us of the importance of something as simple as compost. Heifer encourages agricultural practices that care for the earth. In Nepal, Heifer's

A Thankful Community

Bolvina and German at their kitchen table with the bounty of the earth produced with Heifer's help. Honey, pollen, bees wax products, potatoes, and corn - all natural and delicious. by Steve Stirling Peru Day 5 - Pomacanchi district San Juan

The Good That Comes From Wool

Ignacia Quispe (right) at the Tinke Community in Peru Day 4: Tinke Community Project Visit Today we visited with Martin and Ignacia Quispe and their 5 children (4 boys and 1 girl). This community has been working with Heifer for five years.

You Can Go Away for Good

Another great article from the latest issue of World Ark magazine. In "Go Away for Good," Lauren Wilcox explores the rise and ramifications of voluntourism--the combination of tourism and volunteering: “For those who want to become more

Well Worth the Drive

Monique Wherry is part of a contingent visiting Heifer projects in Peru this week. She sends this great photo and the report below from the field where Heifer is working with local partners to improve alpaca farming, market access and food

Self Reliance at 12,000 Feet

Steve Stirling, Heifer International executive vice president of Marketing and Resource Development, is traveling in Peru this week with Jim DeVries and Oscar Castaneda, Heifer’s executive vice president of International Programs and vice

Kris Allen Fans: You're Alright with Heifer

Kris Allen at the One Day Without Shoes For Rwanda Barefoot Bash at Heifer Village in April. Alright with Moo, you're alright with us. Heifer has been astounded by the outpouring of support Kris Allen fans have shown us in their effort to honor

An Ark for Adam

Eva Amurri and Adam Lambert at the January Critics Choice Awards after party in Hollywood. Heifer International is the official Cause Partner to the Broadcast Film Critics Association. If you're following this blog, you likely heard that some Kris