Milk money provides for the basics and allows families to invest in the future. It’s the classic Heifer story — the gift of a cow and training leads to a life that once seemed out of reach for a family of farmers.
Though full project work in the earthquake-affected areas isn’t expected to resume for some time, project participants are pulling together to care for one another and their communities. The earthquake damaged much, but not the spirit of our project participants. In the middle of chaos, hope remains.
These famers grow chickens of notable size! If you want to be a farmer, where do you start? Heifer is stepping in to help farmers in Arkansas learn the basics, secure start-up funds and build the networks they need to thrive.
Honeybees are an incredibly important part of food production worldwide, and they’ve been in the news a lot lately. Read on to learn what’s happening with honeybees and how you can help.
If you wonder if money can buy happiness, try asking Helena Norberg-Hodge. In 2011, she produced and co-directed the award-winning documentary "The Economics of Happiness," which explores both corporate consolidation of power through globalization and the ways in which communities around the world are embracing their small-scale farmers and...
How does Heifer International decide where to work? Perhaps more importantly, how do we decide when the work is done? After more than 40 years of work in Cameroon, Heifer International is looking northward to the dry, hungry Sahel.
Heifer Cambodia launched the Improving Income and Nutrition Through Community Empowerment (INCOME) project in early 2013, and its success was immediate, with some farmers seeing a jump from $1 a day in income to $10-$15 a day.
Elena Desjardins—known as “Mrs. D” to her students—leads the Read to Feed® charge at West Bath School. Last year, the school raised $7,525. That’s 1,250 books! Here, Desjardins shares the secrets to her success.
Millions of women and girls in developing countries spend part of every day foraging for fuel to cook their families’ meals. Professor Gautam Yadama of Washington University speaks with Heifer International about the challenges these women face.