Nicaraguan farmers have to stay nimble to adjust to changing weather, tired soil and evolving market opportunities. Women in rural communities where Heifer works are branching out beyond their traditional crops and finding new ways to thrive.
During natural disasters, Heifer works alongside relief organizations to provide support and help our farmers recover. Once immediate needs for survival are met, Heifer helps affected families rebuild.
Author Frances Moore Lappé burst onto the scene 45 years ago with the debut of her now-classic book, Diet for a Small Planet. As a prolific author and thought leader, Lappé champions the argument that hunger is caused not by lack of food, but by the inability of poor people to access it.
As vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, Chelsea Clinton has helped advance opportunities for women and girls, looked at ways to curb childhood obesity and raised awareness of the effects of climate change. Now she’s written her own book, which takes wide-reaching global issues like the environment, women’s rights...
Project participants, Heifer employees, donors and people just getting to know Heifer all have at least one pressing question in common: How do we know the Heifer model really works?
Clara Parkes, editor of the beloved Knitter’s Review and author of New York Times bestseller Knitlandia, stays busy designing patterns, writing, and teaching, so we're grateful she fits fundraising for Heifer into that packed schedule. Last year, her Knitters Review Team Heifer page raised more than $30,000.