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.
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.
As a program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Windy Wilkins aims to maximize the benefits livestock can bring to people struggling to pull themselves out of poverty. Heifer International is proud to work with Wilkins and the Gates Foundation on the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD)...
If life were a sport, we’d all want Suzanne Awalt on our team. In her life and extensive roles supporting Heifer International, she’s passionate, disciplined, considerate, inquisitive, structured, positive and committed. Awalt is a longtime Heifer volunteer, donor and former board member.
Elanco celebrated World Hunger Day on May 28 by announcing a $500,000 commitment to Heifer International’s East Africa Dairy Development Project (EADD), continuing the company’s long-term partnership aimed at breaking the cycle of hunger for those most in need.
When hundreds of students, teachers, school board and community members pour into a school gym to celebrate a joint victory, you know it’s for something big.
Elyse Gordon won the Pass on the Gift in Peru sweepstakes, sponsored by Heifer International and Garnet Hill, for a weeklong trip for two to the ancient Incan Empire capital of Cuzco, Peru.