Heifer In The News

Heifer Provides Tech Training in Peru

Chronicle of Philanthropy

Heifer International is providing women in the Peruvian Andes with technology training and access to computers, printers, and cameras to help them boost their income from blankets, ponchos, and other items made from alpaca wool.

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World Food Day: Let's Not Leave Smallholder Farmers Poor


We want more for smallholder farmers, however, than simply being able to feed their families and provide life's most basic necessities. We want them to live fulfilled, dignified lives - whatever that means for them, in their own context.

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‘Milking’ the Yolanda situation


One model that can be looked into is the project of Heifer International, an NGO based in the US but with operations in the country. In their program, farming families attend seminars, after which they are given animals (cows, carabaos or goats) that are already pregnant. In these seminars, prospective beneficiaries are given values formation and how to take care of the animals.

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My Project: Heifer International's Pierre Ferrari


What do you most want people to know? That the poor are not responsible for their poverty and misery. Most of them struggle in conditions that are subhuman, dangerous, full of disease, hunger and despair. But when Heifer International offers a sliver of hope, they grab it with astounding energy, enthusiasm, creativity and optimism.

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Chepang woman awarded 'Golden Talent Prize'


Heifer International has awarded Bishnu Maya Chepang, 40, of the remote village of Siddhiki in Chitwan with the ‘Golden Talent Prize’ in recognition of her hard work to uplift financial status of her family.

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The Non-Profit That’s Using Technology to Put Itself Out of Business


For the last few years, Heifer’s local team in Peru has been training the women—many of whom had never seen a computer before—at two local centers, one in Cusco and one in Puno. Outfitted with dozens of computers, the centers are where the women learn things like how to use Excel to write an inventory list, how to make and give a PowerPoint presentation, and how to surf the web in search of fashion trends.

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Farmers to benefit from new dairy plan

The Citizen/Business Week

BusinessWeek’s Ludger Kasumuni spoke to the organization’s Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Steve Denne, on a number of issues pertaining to Heifer International’s operations

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Why Tanzanians Ought to Consume More Milk


In a special interview with selected local and international media in Dar es Salaam last week Heifer International’s Vice President and Chief Operating officer (COO) Steve Denne, has earnestly pleaded for Tanzanians to consume more milk for health and wealth. “Milk has development benefit, source of animal proteins for pregnant women and children, you need to drink milk,” he insisted

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Alice Springs residents gift cattle to Zimbabwean community


Non-profit organisation Heifer International, which works to eradicate hunger and poverty by distributing animals and offering agricultural training, has gifted cattle to residents in the community of Lower Gwelo, in Zimbabwe. Recipients of the animals have gone on to share the resources among the ­community once the livestock breeds.

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Celebs get charitable at Heifer International's 3rd annual Beyond Hunger Gala

MSN UK Celebrity

The red carpet went green for Heifer International's 3rd annual Beyond Hunger Gala in LA. The charity bash was held at the Montage Hotel and aims to end world hunger and poverty.

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