UPDATE: Heifer has confirmed that at least 55 project partners have died due to heavy flooding in Nepal, while more than 120 farmers are missing. Staff are also working to estimate numbers of livestock that were probably killed by floodwaters.
The people of Uganda have recognized and the President of Uganda has honored Heifer International Uganda as the "Best Hunger and Poverty Eradication Organisation of the Year."
In March 2014, eight PepsiCo associates began a 30-day volunteer assignment with Heifer International South Africa. Their work on a sustainable agriculture project in the Limpopo Province highlighted how NGOs and corporations can collaborate to bring real, lasting change to communities in need
Operation Change, a 10-part documentary series that showcases stories of positive impact around the world, will soon start airing on the OWN network, and Heifer International is happy to be attached to the project.
Heifer International is branching out some to serve a wider range of families who need our help, especially in our Appalachia program area in North Carolina and eastern Tennessee.