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.
As president of ONE, Michael Elliott leads a chorus of six million voices united to help end extreme poverty, hunger and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. ONE does not ask for donations—they ask for your voice in speaking up for people who often go unheard.
Pomander balls are fun, easy to put together, and make cheerful decorations that fill the house with a lovely aroma. These, along with this recipe for sweet potato soufflé, are sure to spice up your home this holiday.
Families living along Ecuador’s coastline seek new livelihoods as the mangroves and the natural resources they provide dwindle. One family hinges their hopes on community tourism, opening their home to visitors wanting an authentic taste of life in the mangroves.
The food you eat is only as good as the soil in which it grew. The good news is that sustainable agriculture practices that focus on building soil fertility yield plants that are healthier for us, not to mention more delicious.
With roots growing up on an organic farm and being involved with the food movement for 35 years, Dan Kittredge has founded an organization that is changing the way we think about our food, our health and, most importantly, the soil under our feet.
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.