Drying Out

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

Where Heifer Fits Into The Drought

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,

Stop Wasting Your Produce

We've heard that rising food prices are here to stay, and we've recently learned that about a third of the food grown for humans–globally–is going to waste. It's summer here in the Northern Hemisphere, and for many of us that means

Mandela Day the Heifer Way

Mr. Ruphus Papole of the Arise and Shine Project in Limpopo province, South Africa. by Claire Hawkridge  Heifer International South Africa The 18th of July is the birthday of former South African president, Nelson Mandela. On that day,