In addition to couples, love and happy marriages, St. Valentine is the patron saint of beekeepers—charged with ensuring the sweetness of honey and the protection of beekeepers. Who knew Heifer International had so much in common with good ol’ Valentine?
In late October, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) completed a two-part assessment of the financial soundness and organizational responsibility of Heifer International. The organization gave Heifer high marks all around, pre-approving its ability to manage USAID funds according to government requirements. USAID also recommended advance payments for...
At a Passing on the Gift® ceremony in Zambia on October 22, 70 draft heifers were passed on to new families under the Women Empowerment through Animal Traction (WEAT) project.
Wendi Aarons traveled to Malawi with Heifer as part of the ONE bloggers delegation. She recounts her meeting with Rhoda, a Heifer participant—and now recipient of a cow—in this blog.