Heifer Experience Video Contest

How can the gift of an animal help someone in poverty achieve self reliance? How would you tell that story in a video and inspire others? The Heifer Experience Video Contest gives you the chance to do just that and win a trip to see it...

Cowbells for Florida!

We would like to congratulate the Brandon First Presbyterian Church on their successful Living Gift Market event which raised over $12,000 in three hours! Keep up the great work! Thank you to Derek Maul for providing the photos.

Microlending Keeps Haitian Businesses Afloat

The microlending industry is getting a lot of scrutiny in India and Bangladesh lately, where critics say the exorbitant interest rates cry out for tighter regulation. But in Haiti, microloans are a shining hope for people who would have otherwise

Heifer Haiti affected by Hurricane

Heifer Haiti Projects affected by Hurricane Tomas in the Southern Region Damages in the houses and propertyIn addition two people died, one in Les Anglais and one in Roche-a-Bateau. 294 persons displaced from Les Anglais and 248 from Saint Jean

Is This the End of India's Microcredit Industry?

Microcredit was the talk of the town for much of the past decade, especially in southern Asia, where visionaries like Muhammad Yunus brought small loans to poor entrepreneurs. Yunnis, who founded the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, even won the Nobel

Supermarket Secrets

by the Worldlink Staff As many of us take to the supermarket aisles for Thanksgiving shopping, how can we best feed our families in ways that are both delicious and wholesome? In this clip from the Nourish Video Encyclopedia, journalist Michael

Are NGOs Doing More Harm Than Good in Haiti?

Haiti is now believed to have more NGOs than any other country—as many as 10,000. That’s a good thing, right? After all, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere seems to be pounded by a new natural disaster or disease outbreak every

Natural Disaster Giving: Haiti v. Pakistan

Remember the earthquake in Haiti? Of course you do, and there’s a good chance you donated money to relief efforts. Now, remember the flooding in Pakistan? Maybe, since it was just last summer, but did you also give to it? Chances are you

Rich Donors to Nonprofits: Don't Push It

Wealthy Americans' donations to charities dropped considerably from 2007 to 2009, according to a study released this week by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University researched and wrote the study. The good

How Big Is Africa?

Bigger than many of us realize. On many maps, Africa looks to be about the size of Greenland due to the distortion of making a round object appear flat. Not surprisingly, people who grow up with these distorted maps seriously miscalculate the size