Famine will be Declared in Horn of Africa Today

Below the photo is a news release from InterAction. The gist of it is this: in southern Somalia, drought has given way to famine and will be announced as such by the United Nations sometime today. While Heifer does not have projects in Somalia, we

A Fond Farewell for Jo Luck

This afternoon Heifer staff joined together to celebrate former Heifer President and CEO Jo Luck's leadership and legacy. Jo Luck started at Heifer in 1989 and became president and CEO in 1992 and was recently the co-recipient of the

Reality Check for Hollywood

After working all day at Heifer on social media and various other tasks, I like to unwind at night by reading celebrity gossip. Yes, it's my secret guilty pleasure that I try to keep to myself but I've been doing it so long that it's just

Chickens Free Honduran Farmers from Dependence

From June 24-July 1, 16 professional educators from around the United States traveled Honduras with Heifer International to visit various projects. Sarah French, an education coordinator at Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas, led the tour; and

Ukrainian Participants Clean Up Their Village

Environmental protection initiatives are an important part of most Heifer projects in the the Ukraine. Responding to the needs of project participants, Heifer staff asked an agroecology expert to help villagers solve water pollution problems

What We Are Reading at Heifer

Here at Heifer we're focused on ending hunger and poverty, however, we also want to make sure we are staying on top of trends that are going on around the world.  With so much information being sent out through news stories, blogs, articles

Interview with Author Mike Thompson

Before leaving for Nepal yesterday, Mike Thompson, author of the upcoming book The Anywhere Leader, answered a handful of questions for us to provide greater context for his trip to visit some of Heifer's projects. We hope he has a great journey,

Fifth Graders Sing for Heifer

Teachers are the best. Kathleen Yanez, a teacher at Jack Jackter Intermediate School wrote a song and recorded her 5th grade class singing as part of their school's Read to Feed initiative. What a great example of using your talents to raise