STORIES TAGGED: TRAINING

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Sorority Group Teaches Children About Heifer

The Xi Kappa Omega Chapter, of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, recently partnered with Heifer International for a reading of the children’s book Beatrice’s Goat in Oxnard, California. Beatrice’s Goat is based on Beatrice Biira’s real life story of how her life changed after her family received the gift of a goat from Heifer International.

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.

Donors

Counting On Chicks

In 2011, my friend Julie and I had a year full of grief, frustration and unwelcome drama. It was one emotional disaster after another. At the end of that year, we decided to change our focus to helping others. We committed to raise $5000 to "build an ark" for Heifer International to provide livestock and training for struggling families worldwide.

Volunteers

Ranch Volunteer Shares What Heifer Means to Her

Senegal

I remember the first time I heard of Heifer International. I was sitting in a Peace Corps van, driving through the streets of Thies, the second largest city in Senegal. Two of my fellow volunteers started excitedly chattering as we passed a sign. They slapped on the window and shrieked at each other. I didn’t really understand the excitement, but I noted the sign, a cow jumping over the word “Heifer”. At the moment, it didn’t mean much to me, but looking back on that moment, it was the start to something amazing.

Donors

Pancakes for a Cause

We held a Pancake Supper at our church to raise funds and awareness of Heifer. The children learned about what Heifer does, designed posters, and came up with fun ideas including having a pancake race...

Volunteers

Taking Action: Two Volunteers on One Long Trip!

As we walked in for Sunday worship service, Sue Bishop greeted my husband, Allen, and me. She asked us, “Would you like to represent Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Tustin, California, and volunteer to tell folks about Heifer International at the Orange County Fair this summer?” and, to Sue’s surprise, we said, “Why, yes, we would!”

Donors

Students Purchase Goats and Chicks!

I teach economics at the high school level. My students and I were discussing third world countries, food sources, clean water, etc. The question, "How can you make a difference," was raised and Heifer international was mentioned.

Volunteers

Heifer Ranch Celebrates Buffalo Birthday!

United States of America

At 26 years old, Stratton the water buffalo continues his role of being both motivation and muscle for the Heifer Ranch in Perryville, AR.

Volunteers

Ranch Volunteer Recounts Experience

United States of America

As a sophomore in college, I was looking for something to do between school years, when I remembered that Heifer Ranch offered volunteering opportunities. I had been a participant at the Ranch on four different occasions, and I decided that it would be great to see the other side of things here. Little did I know, my decision to be a Heifer Ranch volunteer would shape the rest of my life.

Projects & Families
Events

Read to Feed Program Inspires Students to Raise Over $4,000 for Charity

United States of America

Heifer International's Read to Feed program has undoubtedly been an important and invaluable experience for the Maimonides 4th grade class this past year (2012-2013). It did not take long for my students to understand that their philanthropy could significantly improve a family’s quality of life, and that together, they can make a lasting difference for people around the world.

Projects & Families

Phan Phearum Finds Precious Gift in Raising Goats

Cambodia

My family and I are grateful to Heifer and Chetthor for their good deed. I never forget to thank them. I look after these precious gifts very well with my husband and my children.

Projects & Families

A Cow Can Change Lives

Uganda

I no longer behave like I used to, the way I used to handle my wife. Considering gender awareness, I have benefited from the project and our family relations have greatly improved.

Projects & Families

Confidence to Live a Better Life

Bangladesh

Now my cow shed is better than that house in which I lived. When my husband received Cornerstones and Gender and Justice training, he also understood me. Everybody, including my husband, now asks my opinion and suggestions for decisions−without my decision nothing happens.

Projects & Families

Study Tours Help Educate Ukraine Rural Women

Ukraine

Women leaders from all corners of Ukraine participated in study tours between October 2012 and February 2013. Funded by Heifer Ukraine and the Women's Information Consultative Center, the trainings aimed to solve problems such as high unemployment, domestic violence and lack of medical care.

Projects & Families

Heifer India Leads Rukkhi to a Better Life

India

“In the last six months, the biggest change has been that from a thatched house. I have been able to build a concrete house.” —Rukkhi Devi