The ultimate goal of the East Africa Dairy Development program, as with all Heifer projects, is to help farmers achieve lives of self-determination. EADD starts off where the original Heifer projects in the area left off, grouping family farmers into cooperatives and connecting them with companies that can sell...
Sushila's role in a self help group in Nepal, a part of Heifer's work in Nepal that works to bring women together to pass on the gift of livestock and to empower one another through group savings account, has inspired her entrepreneurial spirit to soar.
Going on a long trip this summer? Load your portable electronic device of choice with the 74 podcasts on hunger and development by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
Yesterday, July 12, marked 18 months since the magnitude 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti. Though Heifer International is not a first responder in situations like the earthquake, we had 16 projects underway, serving more than 16,000 families at the
Tomorrow, July 14, author and speaker Mike Thompson begins a trip to visit Heifer International projects in Nepal and China to capture stories of local leaders who are helping bring economic and development transformation to poverty-stricken
Photo by zappowbang, used with Creative Commons license. "I used to think that if I cared about anything, I'd have to care about everything, and I'd go stark raving mad." I'm a little embarrassed to name the title of the movie this quote comes
Photos by Dave Anderson We visited a Maasai community in northern Tanzania in the rainy season, in April of last spring, when trees were lush with leaves that Heifer camels nibbled on happily throughout the day. Yet at the sandaled feet of the
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 sustainable
It doesn't take a drought for water to be a lifesaver. The Khmer people of Heifer's Improving Farm Households' Capacity in Long Phu District, Soc Trang Province Project in Vietnam had long suffered a critical shortage of fresh water for daily use.
When I visited Senegal in May of 2010, everyone was waiting on the rain. Men sat on their heels drinking hot tea, waiting. Women tended the animals and children and kept one eye on the sky, waiting. The ground was parched after 10 months of
We say it all the time: Heifer is a development organization. I posted yesterday about how you can help the immediate situation in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. The organizations listed are aid organizations. This is an important distinction. Yes,