Ann Rose is fired up about making her community of Lansing, N.C., rise to its potential as a hub for creating a healthier community, reclaiming their food source, and sustaining Lansing’s local economy.
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
Video by Geoff Oliver Bugbee Fatou Dione walks in oven-hot wind churning with dust to fetch water for her husband and four children. Its the dry season in her village of Diarrere in Senegal, and both water and food are running low. The
Photo courtesy betterplace.org The May 17 edition of the New Yorker profiles Esther Duflo, an M.I.T. professor of development economics who co-founded the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) in 2003. The article offers insight into the
Photos by Geoff Oliver Bugbee Thirty-year-old Clarice Tine has biceps Madonna would die for, plus shes got her hands on the money. Tine is the treasurer for the Fandene community group near Thies in Senegal. Her group is
Our Nepal-based communications officer Puja Singh sends this video from the field. During a recent visit to Nepal's Chitwan District, Heifer International COO Steve Denne met Dil Maya Chepang. Her family received goats and training through a
Volunteers help build a chicken coop at Felder Farm in Little Rock, AR The idea of crops mobs has been getting some press lately (most notably in the NY Times). The idea is pretty simple: landless farmers, gardeners, and wannabe farmers get
Beatrice (right) at Clinton School ceremony. On Saturday I saw something that made me feel great: Beatrice Biira walked across the stage, receiving her masters degree from the Clinton School of Public Service. Many people are familiar with her
According to a story in the NYTimes, vegetable gardens at workplaces are making a comeback. As companies have less to spend on raises, health benefits and passes to the water park, a fashionable new perk is emerging: all the carrots and zucchini
Photo by Russell Powell METS SARIAR, Armenia--In a small village in northwest Armenia, just 10 miles from the Turkey border, we met an older couple, Robert and Zare Azizbekyan. They are members of the Heifer project here. They stopped preparing