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.
About 7,000 men of all ages, religions, colors and walks of life responded to the call for “seagoing cowboys” in 1945 and 1946. A number of these cowboys found themselves away from home over the holidays, many for the first time.
Heifer Haiti, through our REACH project, has been working to build climate change resilience among farmers through reforestation, training on wood energy alternatives, new crop varieties and livestock management practices, and more.
Let them come, biologist Allan Savory says of the herd animals long blamed for destroying natural grasslands. With proper management, he says, those animals can be the land’s salvation. He offers proof at Zimbabwe’s Dimbangombe Ranch, where both flora and fauna thrive.
For Zimbabwe’s smallholder farmers, increasing their ability to grow their own foods and expand their own markets means they become less dependent on imported food and increasingly food secure, Heifer’s ultimate goal for the country.