Heifer In The News

Pet, Groom, and Feed Animals at Little Rock Zoo

KARK-TV

On Saturday, April 2, the zoo will open its Arkansas Heritage Farm exhibit. The opening will feature a Heifer International “Pass on the Gift” ceremony, an event integral to the organization’s field work, in which Heifer will officially hand off the livestock it donated to the exhibit that focuses on sustainable farming and how farm animals can provide life-changing benefits to farming families.

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Picturing Change: The Power of Visuals in Content Marketing

Content Plus Magazine

Near the end of a two-minute video on Heifer International’s website, there is a striking series of words and images that encapsulate the philosophy and approach of the 70-year old nonprofit devoted to ending hunger and poverty. In between cards bearing the phrases “When I take your hand,” “It’s not for a handout,” “It’s so we can walk together,” viewers see the face of a laughing and smiling woman standing in an African village, and a more subdued, yet clearly pleased Ecuadorian fisherman.

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Muskingum County man recalls his time as a ‘Seagoing Cowboy’

Farm and Dairy

But when a physical revealed he had a heart murmur, his plans changed. He ended up going to college, at nearby Muskingum College (now Muskingum University), where he met his wife, Helen, and where he learned about another opportunity to serve. That program was the Seagoing Cowboys — a group of men and boys who came together after the war, to help ship horses, cattle and other livestock to war-torn nations — so that those countries could rebuild its herds.

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Heifer Farm teaches sustainable ways to end hunger

Christian Science Monitor

The Heifer Farm model for transforming lives doesn’t involve vast, undulating seas of corn, or “factories” where formerly free-range animals live in a confined environment in order to more quickly become meat. Instead, Heifer’s is a gentle, small-scale approach – one that’s been used to improve living standards in scores of countries for 70 years.

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Bringing Men Into the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

Voice of America - Khmer

The project has been implemented by Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC) and Heifer International Cambodia for the past three years. GADC executive director Ros Sopheap said it had proven effective in changing men’s attitudes to their family’s socio-economic situation. “Through the activities, we help men realize the importance of their roles in working hand in hand with their wives to build a better livelihood, and that creates changes in their attitude toward the division of labor,” she said.

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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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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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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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Touchdowns tackle poverty at Carey homecoming

Newsday.com

“I wanted to do something that would have a huge impact,” the 17-year-old senior said. “I did some research and found Heifer International. It focuses on third-world [areas] like Africa and Haiti. They have a pay-it-forward program, which I liked. They use the donations to buy animals like goats. The goats can feed a family, and then the goat can have babies and feed another family, so one animal can feed many families.”

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Co-op raising growers' prospects

Arkansasonline.com

Small-scale farmers often struggle because they have few resources and only limited access to markets. The "community-supported agriculture" network that Heifer is incubating with help from a Rotary grant seeks to change that by marketing their fruits and vegetables to large institutions as well as individuals.

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