Heifer Armenia's YES! Youth Clubs

Post by Sarah Tourville, international resource development officer for Heifer International I was fortunate last week to take part in Heifer Armenia’s strategic planning workshop. The team has developed an ambitious, forward-thinking plan for

Graphics Show Good News

Good news is reported on lower child death rates in Kenya and other countries. Ted Conference presenter Hans Rosling uses graphic “bubbles” to show new UN data to help us see the big picture on reaching Millennium Development Goals. Some

Heifer Mexico Community Struck by Mudslide

An update from southern Mexico, where tropical storms and rain two weeks ago triggered mudslides. We now know that several Heifer communities were affected, one heavily. Nueva Colombia is perched in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas Mountains, several

People Still Get Leprosy?

It's amazing how diseases we consider pieces of the past still torment poor people around the world. Take leprosy, for instance. Associated Press reporter Margie Mason visited East Timor recently to report on this terrifying bacterial infection

It's World Egg Day!

The second Friday of October is World Egg Day, and that's today. To celebrate, we thought we'd regale you with some incredible facts about eggs, like the fact that China produces 160 billion eggs each year. And egg yolks are one of the few foods

Can Technology Save East Africa?

I’ll let Mark Graham (links to Graham's blog), a research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, do the talking. From his blog post earlier today on The Guardian’s Poverty Matters blog: "East Africa is in the process of reinventing

Honey, They're on to Something

Army scientists and bee experts who teamed up to figure out why so many bees are mysteriously dying announced a big breakthrough this week. They believe a fungus and virus working together may be responsible for colony collapse disorder, which is a

Can Online Games Help End Hunger?

EVOKE is (was?) an online social game that bills itself as a “ten-week crash course in changing the world.” Produced by the World Bank Institute, it is free and available in a low-bandwidth version, meaning ostensibly that anybody