A major scientific study has provided evidence that a livestock-centered, asset-transfer model is successful at moving people out of poverty.
In San Juan del Rio Coco, a municipality of Madriz about 150 miles from the capital of Managua, Jesús Perez Cruz, 54, lives and produces coffee and honey for a local cooperative, one of the three honey value chain cooperatives in northern Nicaragua funded by Heifer International.
In addition to providing training and education to our participating farmers, we at Heifer International take educating the public about the causes and solutions to global hunger and poverty seriously.
For the past two weeks heavy rains in Malawi have resulted in floods in most areas of the country. The worst affected are the Southern Region districts of Nsanje, Chikwawa, Phalombe, Zomba and Blantyre, where homes, crops, livestock and household property have been damaged.
Last week marked the fifth anniversary of the 2010 Haiti earthquake that killed more than 230,000 people and initially displaced 1.5 million others. The event led Heifer to re-evaluate the way we work in Haiti, and that approach remains in place today. Heifer Haiti Country Director Hervil Cherubin reflects...
Five years after a devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti, Heifer International says its farmers on the impoverished island are benefiting from a new approach to development work that focuses on sustainable economic development.