Biogas is Important for Rural Women

How many times have you prepared a meal today? On a typical day at home, I'd say I use my stove or microwave three or four times. I cook eggs for breakfast, microwave oatmeal. Steam veggies for my daughter a couple of times, and cook dinner for my

Finally, Playing with Your Food is Rewarded!

As Christmas day draws closer, the Foodspotting Holiday Spotathon challenge draws to an end. With only one item left to find, Foodspotting will be donating a heifer, garden basket, pig, flock of chickens, hive of honeybees and (hopefully) a sheep

Sweet on Heifer

Junior Heifer supporters braved a cold morning in Little Rock, Ark., earlier this month to tempt neighbors and passersby with steamy mugs of hot drinks. All proceeds went to Heifer International. Teddy Jones and his friend John Maris, both age 7,

A Bit About Heifer Kenya

I've been a bit out of pocket, haven't I? After our day of meetings, we traveled to Nairobi with our Heifer Kenya colleague, Alex. I accidentally slept until 8 this morning and had to rush to grab breakfast. While Pierre met with USAID Kenya, he

Energized and Heiferized

Photos are from Heifer's Africa Area Program meeting. I know I was just waxing poetic about Heifer's Africa staff, but I hope you'll humor me one more time. I just got back from the Heifer Uganda staff meeting. Folks, these people are

Changing the Way We Look at Rural Development

We all know for sure that Heifer's model works. Millions and millions of farmers and families have increased their standard of living many times over. Seeing it firsthand is amazing; according to Sahr Libbee, VP of the Africa program, it's

The Top 5 Reasons Heifer Africa Rocks.

A few Heifer Africa staff with Uganda's Minister of Finance. It's unfortunate that, just as I'm beginning to get comfortable with Heifer Uganda staff, as well as the other Africa Area Program country directors, it's almost time to leave them. I

Pierre Ferrari Samples Local Yogurt

I took so much video yesterday. We went to three meetings and visited two participant households, and I just about recorded everything. I can't quite even explain how exciting it was to finally see our work in action. And watching Pierre interact

The Casual Conversations

Hanging out with Pierre and our Africa colleagues is a lot of fun. And I've already learned some interesting things. Using biogas slurry from human waste on a vegetable garden is totally fine to do. Water filters constructed of concrete that use

Biogas in Uganda - Any Questions?

Hujambo from Uganda! This afternoon, Dero and I got to visit the Heifer Uganda office. I had the chance to meet a handful of my colleagues and to see where they do their work. A particular treat was meeting Beinempaka Athanasius, who is the