Heifer In The News

Focusing On Others Is a Surefire Cure for the Holiday Blues

NY Daily News

Heifer.org empowers families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but their approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Their animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market.

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Dairy farming to ease land woes in Thyolo

The Nation

Thyolo District Council and Heifer International will partner to promote dairy farming which has been identified as an alternative source of income as there is little land for cultivation to carter for growing population in the district.

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Seventy women empowered with animals

Zambia Daily Mail

About 70 women in Chief Hanjalika’s area in Mazabuka district have benefited from the ‘Passing on the gift’ project being implemented by Heifer International Zambia (HIZ).

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Rwanda: First Lady Commends Heifer International for Fighting Poverty


First lady Mrs. Jeannette Kagame has paid tribute to Heifer International for their role in helping vulnerable families in Rwanda fight poverty.

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Only in Arkansas: Buy Online from State Produce Farmers


Heifer International is hosting a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to impact local farmers. The program allows consumers to order fresh produce weekly from local farmers. "At the end of the day it's all about empowering farmers and bringing them together to work as one," says Ben Maddox from Heifer International.

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Building foundations for the future of rural Rwanda

The New Times

“In the past my family members used to be malnourished, but now, with milk to drink, they are not. They would get ill frequently, but now that has all stopped.” Thanks to his Heifer cow, Muzakera is earning more than Rwf 48,000 every month from milk sales.

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Heifer Malawi Donates to Thyolo Dairy Farmers

All Africa

Heifer International Malawi has donated cement, mash, nails and water guard to about 600 dairy farmers from Matapwata, Thyolo Centre and Khonjeni Extension Planning Areas-EPAs.

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How animal welfare training has changed the lives of these rural women

The Hindu Business Line

Stating that many women farmers have ended up becoming entrepreneurs, Srivastava said many SHGs have further formed into federations. "In Rajasthan, we work with 5-6 partners. Pashu Sakhi is part of an overall livelihood programme, where we improve the quality of life of rural households. We are keen to replicate this in other states," she said.

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Poor need more than $1.26 a day; collaboration critical to closing the gap


At Heifer International, we have come to understand why millions of smallholder farmers remain in poverty, despite many programs and interventions by our organization and many others: The Gap. It’s the gap between what a family needs to earn to live a dignified life where they live, and what they actually earn from all of their efforts. For me, the gap is personified by Virginia Carrillo, a coffee farmer in Guatemala.

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Digital Life: E-cards a great last-minute Father's Day gift

USA Today

And if you're looking for a last-minute Father's Day gift, here's an idea that just about any dad will appreciate. Heifer International, best known for donating cows instead of cash (among other longer-term, sustainable approaches to charity), explains: "In many cultures, the dad provides for his family's well-being, but many fathers around the world struggle to feed their children. A donation in honor of your dad makes a unique Father's Day gift idea." I agree—and really, who needs another tie?

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