Got a Few Seconds to Volunteer?

Everyone stays busy these days, and carving out a whole day or even a whole hour to volunteer can seem next to impossible sometimes. Lucky for you, Jacob Colker is on the case. Colker is one of six young people earning a spot in the 2010 Rolex

Haiti, History and Hypotheses

Photo from Flickr/blacque jacques (Creative Commons) A short piece in the latest Scientific American contends that historical records can be read like data from a grand experiment. History is a science, says author Michael Shermer,

Heifer's Superwoman

Photo by Dave Anderson I dare you to find a Heifer participant who has done more for her family, her village, her Heifer dairy cows and farm education throughout her country and Africa than Huruma Mhapa of Ibumila village in the Njombe district

World Ark behind the scenes

Photos by Richard Bugaisa, Peter Mwakabwale, Heifer Tanzania Photographer Dave Anderson loved every bumpy mile of Tanzania. An inveterate road-tripper by nature, Dave was blown away not only with the natural beauty of the country (and all the

Grave 2 — Developers 0: A Tanzanian mystery

Photo by Dave Anderson Just a few feet off the road between Njombe and Iringa, Tanzania, only a mile or two from the Isimila Stone Age site, lies a gravesite with supernatural powers known to all in the region. When Country Director Peter

Heifer Tanzania Staff Aid Albinos

Heifer Tanzania Communications Coordinator Richard Bugaisa contributed to this story. Passing on the Gift doesn't just happen in the villages where Heifer works around the world. It's an idea that also inspires Heifer staff to give of themselves

Mikumi National Park, Tanzania-- Baboons!

Twice on our way to Heifer Tanzania field visits we passed through the Mikumi National Park. The highway stretches for 30 miles directly through the park, with signs such as this one on either side. I was hopeful to see more giraffes, and was

Stone Age Wonders

As the sun began to set on Wednesday evening, Peter swung our Heifer vehicle into a clearing marked from the highway from Njombe to Iringa by a tiny blue hand-written sign: Isimila Old Stone Age site. We had just finished our last interview of

Study Tour Offers Up Close Look at India

I’ve really enjoyed reading Annie’s updates from her recent trip to India, where she visited Heifer projects in Rajasthan. She shared her first-hand accounts of the difference Heifer’s model of training, empowerment and Passing

Seeing Green

Photo by Flickr/Michael Caven The NYTimes has a piece on the business of Earth Day. What began 40 years ago, largely as a protest against the lack of corporate and governmental responsibility toward the environment, has