Heifer In The News

From Pets to Plates: Why More People Are Eating Guinea Pigs


You may best know the guinea pig as a nervous little pet that lives in a cage and eats alfalfa pellets. Now, the rodents are increasingly showing up on plates in the United States. The Little Rock-based humanitarian organization Heifer International, which assists communities in enhancing their economies and streamlining local food production, is also promoting guinea pig husbandry in Peru, Ecuador and Guatemala.

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Half the Sky Movement Launches New Facebook Game


As part of a multimedia effort based on Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's best-selling book 'Half the Sky,' the Half the Sky Movement launched a Facebook game today to turn millions of Facebook players' gameplay into real-world activism and micro-donations.

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Holiday Gifts for the Truly Charitable Do-Gooder in Your Life


What do you, the most unabashedly selfish and inconsiderate member of your friend group, buy this holiday season for that one person in your life whose giving is not restricted by our Gregorian calendar? To defeat the charitable people in the world, we must first understand the charitable people in the world, and the following list of possible gifts is a pretty good place to start.

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Heifer International Launches First Non-Profit Magazine Tablet App


Global hunger and poverty organization Heifer International released the first non-profit tablet magazine app Thursday, launching a digital edition of its quarterly publication World Ark. The app is available for free for in the App store for iPads and Google Play for Android tablets.

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Chanukah Gifts & Food: Nonprofit Launches Heifer at Hanukkah Campaign

J Weekly

Dreidels, latkes and menorahs come to mind when one thinks of Chanukah, but Heifer International also wants people to consider goats, vegetable seeds and chicks this time of year.

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Holiday Gifts for the Do-gooder

The Advocate

With Heifer International, you can give a family you don't know the ultimate gift: a livelihood. For a donation of $10 and up, you provide an animal (everything from chickens to water buffalo) that the family can use to produce milk or eggs, make cheese or other products, or fertilize gardens, and then help others.

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Former Displaced Persons Pick Up the Pieces, Thanks to Biogas

The Observer

Fred Otema, 35, is a resident of Punena parish in Bungatira sub-county, Gulu district, but spent half of his life in Cope Camp as an internally displaced person (IDP), during the Lord's Resistance Army conflict. The experience influenced his determination to ensure he had a good life for himself and his family after the conflict.

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Gates Foundation: Catalyzing Change to Build Better Lives


One of the questions I'm often asked as CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is what issues we invest in and why. To answer, it helps to understand a little about the foundation's history.

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Heifer International Expands Work to Bangladesh


Little Rock-based Heifer International is expanding into the South Asia nation of Bangladesh.

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State Hails Heifer for Copperbelt Rural Empowerment

Zambia Daily Mail

The government has commended Heifer International for its efforts in promoting livestock farming and its focus on improving household food security among rural communities on the Copperbelt.

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