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.
More than half of Nepal’s 75 districts were affected by the flooding, with the greatest damage concentrated in 26 districts. Heifer International Nepal works in five of the districts that were hit the hardest.
Students at The Children’s School first enlisted in Read to Feed more than a decade ago, and since then, classes earned enough money for gift arks every year except one. Pressure was high, and 2014’s Read to Feed classes had no desire to break the streak.
Doing good by donating money or volunteering a few hours didn’t seem nearly extreme enough for comedian Kurt Braunohler — so he set off down the Mississippi River on a jet ski to raise money for Heifer International.
When Irina Ellison agreed to participate in the Women's Lambing program at Heifer Farm, she did not know she would see something that would remind her of her world travels nearly 30 years before.
For years, Dalia Mukandagijimama, like many Rwanda’s Eastern Province, bore the scars of unthinkable hardship. A partnership between Heifer Rwanda and Partners in Health is helping Dalia and others like her build thriving and surviving families and communities.
As manpower trickles out of these Peruvian communities , and as climate change makes raising crops and animals on the mountains even more challenging, Heifer is stepping in to help with intensive values-based training that builds community unity.