STORIES TAGGED: FARMING

Projects & Families
Projects & Families

Gladys from Uganda

Uganda

The chickens her grandmother received made it possible for her to care for Gladys and her 11 cousins who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

Projects & Families

Devota from Rwanda

Rwanda

Devota has used money from milk sales to send her children to school and diversify her farm by investing in ducks.

Projects & Families

Sinath from Cambodia

Cambodia

Sinath says, "I think Passing on the Gift® was the best activity in our life. I was so excited."

Events

A Small Town Thinks Big

Red Bluff is a small town located in the Sacramento Valley of Northern California. Our town is surrounded by nut orchards and prune orchards, and most folks grow a big garden and have a few fruit trees in their own yard – growing everything from lemons to pomegranates to persimmons. Most of us have enough to share, and at The Presbyterian Church of Red Bluff we wanted to share our surplus in a way that would benefit Heifer International. Click the title of this story to read more...

Volunteers

Napa Sonoma Volunteers Celebrate Heifer's 70th

Napa Sonoma Heifer volunteers were honored to host a 70th anniversary celebration at Wombats' Farm in Napa, CA, the sustainable farm of Carole and Keni Kent, May 3, 2014.

Volunteers

VIDEO: Sacramento Heifer Volunteers Travel to Ecuador

Ecuador

In August, members of the Sacramento Heifer Community Volunteer group traveled to Ecuador to increase their understanding of Heifer's work.

Projects & Families

Heifer's 12 Cornerstones Changed My Family's Life

Cambodia

In November 2012, the Chemrouen Cheat Khmer (CCK) organization and Heifer Cambodia started the "Improving Income and Nutrition through Community Empowerment” (INCOME) project in our village. Our family decided to join the self-help group in late 2012 and things began to change.

Projects & Families

Regine and Justine: Cameroon Women Turn Things Around

Regine Ndjiwo, 55, and Justine Passo, 50, are members of Heifer projects in the western region of Cameroon, a little over nine miles from Heifer’s office in Bamenda. They are part of GIC APEB (Groupe d’Initiative Commune d’Apiculture et Eleveurs de Bamepah) created in Bamepah Village.

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1945 Program Participant Shares his Story

Meet Stanislaw Debert; at the end of 1945, Mr. Debert was the recipient of one of the 150 heifers sent by the Heifer Project to Poland on the SS Santiago Iglesias. In early October, I had the good fortune to sit and talk with him, his wife, and a daughter in their home near Gdansk about what that heifer meant to them. At the end of World War II when Europe was seething with displaced persons, Mr. Debert arrived in the area of Gdansk. He fled from Kielce on the roof of a train car with only the clothes he was wearing...

Projects & Families

Valerik's Dream

Armenia

Valerik Khachatryan is a skillful tailor. He is famous in his village for his beautiful work. When he is not busy sewing or tailoring, he does small-scale farming. His family, which includes his wife Amalya, daughter Zhanna, 16, and son Vanik, 13, owns two calves, six hens, 10 chickens and a small pool with carp fish. Valerik dreams of growing their family farm.

Volunteers

A Family Affair

I grew up on a small farm in Washington State; our family raised at least two Holstein heifers and two goats to be donated to Heifer International.

Projects & Families
Projects & Families

Seeing the Nature of Heifer's Work

Vietnam

I was amazed to see firsthand the holistic view of development that Heifer propagates. The projects are not limited to passing on a cow; rather, Heifer's 12 Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development encompass every aspect of life, from diversifying incomes to empowering women and families to working together to end poverty.

Projects & Families
Projects & Families

Georgian Woman's Garden Produces Hope After War

Georgia

Eka Surameli and her children were displaced from their Georgian village during the Russian-Georgian war. The conflict destroyed border villages and people's gardens and orchards. In 2011, the Rural Development for Future Georgia (RDFG) partnered with Heifer Georgia to improve the livelihoods and economic conditions of people in this region, including Eka. She attended trainings on agricultural technologies and drip irrigation systems, and received seedlings. Heifer is creating a better life for people and give them the most important thing-hope for a peaceful future.

Projects & Families
Projects & Families

An Amazing Woman

Vietnam

Following the small concrete path, we were surprised to find a lively painted thatched house peacefully surrounded by green paddyfield, pig pen, hen house and garden of flowers.

Projects & Families

Heifer’s Trainings Continue to Serve Nine Years Later

Tanzania

After our descent from Kilimanjaro with the group of Elanco employees who are Heifer International supporters, I had the opportunity to visit the Kitomary family in Tanzania.

Projects & Families

Women Taking the Floor

Senegal

The seating arrangement at a Heifer training session in Fandene on a hot May day in 2010 was fairly typical for this rural region of a strongly Muslim country: men in the front, women in the back.

Projects & Families

Crisis in the Sahel

Senegal

Though it hasn’t received much news coverage here in the United States, there’s another part of Africa facing a food crisis.

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66 More Heifers in Flight

Romania

The second Irish airlift committed for Heifer Romania’s Milk for Orphans Project landed successfully at the Timisoara airport on January 17th.

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Cow Close-Up

Romania

Salajan Maria Marius, 75, tends to Mendruta, a Romanian Spotted Cow her son, Salajan Marius, received through Heifer, on their family farm in the village of Giurtelecul Simleului, Romania.

Projects & Families

Pigs, Potatoes and Progress in Puno, Peru

Peru

It’s cold. Really, really cold in this corner of the world.

Projects & Families

Passing on the Gift in Puno, Peru

Peru

Heifer has relocated me from the headquarters in Little Rock, where I’m from, to their office in Lima, Peru, for one year as part of a pilot development program.