Tropical storm Agaton damaged ares in the Southern Philippines in January. But thanks to Heifer's trainings and the kindness of families from nearby Self-Help Groups, families were quick to recover. It's evidence of social capital at its best.
This post was contributed by Heifer Staff Writer Brooke Edwards I read a post on Brazen Careerist this morning titled, 11 Reasons Why New College Grads Should Pursue Nonprofit Careers. The author, Rosetta Thurman, reflects on how many
Photo by Geoff Oliver Bugbee The Monument of the African Renaissance in Dakar, Senegal, is magnificent. Enormous. Glowing and majestic. It's the first thing visitors see when they're flying into the airport, and on its hilltop perch it's visible
Basket Making 101 from Heifer International on Vimeo. In Fandene, a village on the western side of Senegal, palms are the most important trees. The oil is used for cooking, the fruit is grilled and eaten by both people and animals, and the fronds
Two young men in tree-starved Mumbai, India, decided to pool rupees with friends, buy a few tree saplings and plant them. What started very small has turned into The Sapling Project, which encourages people in any country to make a difference in
In his Sunday NYTimes op-ed column, Nicholas Kristof took on the uncomfortable topic of how the poor spend what little money they have. Kristof, with data to back it up, asserts that "... if the poorest families spent as much money educating
Before the written word came to Senegal, storytellers known as griots were the keepers of history. Translator Mbouille Diallo talks about these mystical storytellers in the video below. Video by Geoff Oliver BugbeeAustin Bailey was in Senegal last
Its 110 degrees and blowing dust while Khady Sarr stands over a pot of millet simmering on an open flame. All around the village of Diarrere, other women are doing the same. Smoke rises from sandy courtyards encircled by mud brick huts and
Dan Pallotta's Harvard Business Review blog posted this week turns conflict of interest on its head. Pallotta, author of the book Uncharitable, writes regularly about how an emphasis created by watchdogs on keeping overhead costs low is often
Photo by Geoff Bugbee Poverty costs. The question is, how much? How much does it cost for a woman to walk a mile for water? How much does it cost to wait for the bus when you're never sure it will even show up? How much...
About a year ago, I began following Poverty News Blog that covers issues ranging from Indonesian women migrating to other countries for work to monitoring progress on the Millennium Development Goals and grandmothers organizing in Swaziland. The