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In this section of Heifer International's Online Press Room, you will find news releases about Heifer's projects and programs. Releases are listed chronologically and archived by year.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Feb. 23, 2012) – When you're poor and hungry, you give up something each day. A parent gives up their cup of rice for their starving child. A young girl gives up her dream of reading—tragically, poverty demands sacrifice.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Feb. 17, 2012) – Heifer International President and CEO Pierre Ferrari has been invited to participate in this year's Social Enterprise Conference at Harvard Business School. Ferrari will participate in a panel discussion Sunday, Feb. 26, on Business Models for Food Security and Agricultural Development. The conference, which in 2009 was named by Forbes.com as one of the "Top 12 most influential and exclusive executive gatherings," along with the World Economic Forum at Davos, TED and the Clinton Global Initiative, is co-hosted by students at the Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Feb. 13, 2012) – Heifer International is deepening its work in Haiti this month, with a visit by its President and CEO, Pierre Ferrari, and the opening of a new goat-breeding center. The $30,000 breeding center will house about 100 animals, which will be used to fortify local goat stock. Ferrari will be in Haiti from Feb. 15-22, to preview Heifer Haiti's new REACH project, or Rural Entrepreneurs for Agricultural Cooperation in Haiti. The $18.7 million project will target more than 20,000 families in Haiti, working with goats, cattle, poultry, pigs and other agricultural inputs. The project will focus on moving families from hunger to self-sufficiency and further into small business development.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Feb. 2, 2012) – Valentine's presents can convey love, affection, admiration and devotion but this year by donating to Heifer International your Valentine will know you are also committed to making a lasting and impactful change in the lives of so many. By visiting our Valentines page you can choose from a variety of whimsical, romantic or kid-friendly e-cards to send to your sweetheart, teachers, family and friends.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Feb. 3, 2012) The QBE Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Australian based international insurance company of the same name, recently made a generous donation to Heifer International. Heifer is honored to be among several other recipients, chosen by QBE employees, as one of the first charities to receive this grant.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Feb. 1, 2012) We are honored that the Global Journal ranked Heifer International No. 12 in its first international ranking of nongovernmental organizations. Heifer was selected because its "inexpensive and uncomplicated formula for development has seen improvements in health, nutrition and income as well as increased gender equity and family values for its recipients across-the-board."
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Jan. 20, 2012) – Heifer International, the global hunger nonprofit, is launching a new $23.8 million project in Nepal, with the goal of assisting 138,000 small-scale farmers. The project will focus on goat and dairy production, and on reducing Nepal's reliance on imports for its protein needs.
Heifer International's differentiator: Sustainability Heifer International and World Food Program distribute food aid to flooding victims LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Jan. 18, 2012) – Heifer International is bringing much-needed food aid to families affected by recent flooding in Cambodia. With funding from the World Food Program, Heifer is distributing food to 1,101 families, including many who were not current participants in Heifer projects.
Heifer International's differentiator: Sustainability LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Jan. 12, 2012) – As Haiti and its neighbors remember the shattering earthquake of 2010, Heifer International will mark the 2nd anniversary of the tragedy with a moment of silence. In the last two years, Heifer Haiti has worked to help rehabilitate communities affected by the quake and to bolster the country's agricultural economy, and is now setting the stage for a bold new enterprise in Haiti.