Stories of poverty have motivated Heifer partners around the world to do what they can to end hunger. These partners have contributed in many ways, from raising money by climbing mountains and volunteering in Haiti to gathering donations from high school fundraisers and participating in volunteer spring breaks. We are proud to share the details of how these partners have helped end hunger in our ongoing collection of When Cows Fly stories found below.
See where Heifer is working around the world to end hunger.
Recently I accompanied several employees of corporate supporter Elanco as they climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and raised money for Heifer International. The trek was challenging and magnificent. Here are a few things that other sources may not tell you about climbing the highest mountain in Africa.
It was a long day, for the simple reason that you must minimize your time between 15k and 19k ft, and so the distance up and down must be compressed into one day, while moving only as fast as your cardio system can handle.
Heifer’s Read to Feed program welcomes a new supporter – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Nobel and Gandhi Prize recipient and human rights activist from South Africa.
The second Irish airlift committed for Heifer Romania’s Milk for Orphans Project landed successfully at the Timisoara airport on January 17th.
A BBC Nepal radio broadcast discusses forage production by Heifer International Nepal project members.
The difference between ingenuity and necessity became blurry during my time in Honduras.
Students in the College of Agriculture and Life Science's civic agriculture and food systems program traveled to Honduras for spring break to learn about sustainable agriculture.
McAuliffe Elementary used the Read to Feed program by Heifer International to help change the world.
They plan on heading to London to participate in the Mongol Rally, a 10,000 kilometer, six-week jaunt that will take them across Eurasia in a second-hand car
Church of the Brethren consortium holding series of fundraising events.
In the world today, no one can deny the importance of education. Yet many women in the remote mountainous areas of Northern Thailand rarely have the opportunity to be educated. Heifer International Thailand believes that providing basic education to women
Four villages in Weichang County, Hebei Province of China will benefit from increased food security and farm income thanks to a partnership between Heifer International and Elanco
The metaphor of “sowing seeds” is often used when we speak about education. We plant the seeds of education, and who knows what will grow and how deep the roots will penetrate? On college campuses around the country, we are able to see and feel real community change and social action that has sprung up because of the planting of Heifer’s educational “seeds.” But a crop needs help from a farmer to grow to its full potential, and we’ve found that professors of Geography, Animal Science, Nutrition, Psychology, Political Science, Philosophy, and History can make great farmers. Read more to see how college and university faculty and staff can plant the seeds of sustainable development on their campuses and beyond. You may need to get your hands dirty!
Greetings, from Purdue University! Our names are Katelyn Jackson and Josey Holscher, and we are both senior students in Animal Sciences. We have been involved with Heifer International on Purdue’s campus for close to three years and since then we have
High School raises $2K for Heifer International
Students from Purdue University and Banat Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine University (Romania) 2010
Dr. Mark Russell, along with other faculty from Purdue’s Agronomy Department, co-led a class called “Exploring International Animal Industries” on a visit to Romania.