Making Do in Africa

Last weekend was Maker Faire Africa, a gathering of “makers”—inventors, retoolers, upcyclers, etc.—from across the continent that celebrated small-scale innovation and ingenuity, held this year in Nairobi, Kenya. It’s the

Nourish: Food + Community

by Kirk Bergstrom The Story of Your Food Do you ever stop and wonder: What's the story of my food? Where did it come from, and how did it get to me? If so, we invite you to join actress Cameron Diaz, best-selling author Michael Pollan, healthy

A Quiz

What animal kills more people than any other? If you've vacationed anywhere that requires those dizziness-inducing anti-malarials lately, you probably already know. Pesky mosquitoes are far more than just pesky. For the million people each year who

What's Going On?

Any guess as to what this man from a Heifer project in southern Mexico is doing? Leave your guess and check back Friday morning for the answer. UPDATE: In the photo below, Neftali Guellen is wetting down mushroom "logs"—blocks of organic

Go Away, For Good

Did you read the World Ark article about "voluntourism"? Check it out before it's shunted off to the archives. "For those who want to become more engaged in hunger and poverty work, educational travel can be an invaluable tool. 'Nothing beats

The Roma: A People Apart

The news broke last week that France had begun dismantling Roma settlements around the country and expelling the inhabitants. (The Roma are an ethnic group also known as Gypsies, a term which is both erroneous and offensive to many.) The expelled

Race, Gender and Income in the U.S.

The latest issue of Pathways, an online magazine from the Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, just hit inboxes. One interesting tidbit, a recap of a study by Mariko Chang on the median net worth—liquid assets only,

Why Give?

Today is World Humanitarian Day, so we are asking, with all that we face in the world... why give?

The Richness That Lies Below

by Amy Carter “I am going to Tanzania to learn.” That’s what I told people who asked about my upcoming trip. I explained that Heifer International’s study tours are unique educational experiences. I hoped that I would be