Cherubin Says: Haiti is not Disneyland

Yesterday, July 12, marked 18 months since the magnitude 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti. Though Heifer International is not a first responder in situations like the earthquake, we had 16 projects underway, serving more than 16,000 families at the

Author Mike Thompson to Visit Heifer Projects

Tomorrow, July 14, author and speaker Mike Thompson begins a trip to visit Heifer International projects in Nepal and China to capture stories of local leaders who are helping bring economic and development transformation to poverty-stricken

Five Steps to Becoming an Activist

Photo by zappowbang, used with Creative Commons license. "I used to think that if I cared about anything, I'd have to care about everything, and I'd go stark raving mad." I'm a little embarrassed to name the title of the movie this quote comes

Adapting to Drought in Tanzania

Photos by Dave Anderson We visited a Maasai community in northern Tanzania in the rainy season, in April of last spring, when trees were lush with leaves that Heifer camels nibbled on happily throughout the day. Yet at the sandaled feet of the

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,