CORNERSTONE: NUTRITION AND INCOME
HOW IT WORKS:
Heifer recipients enjoy improved diets and finances through the consumption and/or sale of milk, eggs, cheese, honey, meat and wool. Other Heifer recipients use draft power to increase crop yields or get products to market more easily. It's not uncommon for project participants to share extra milk with their neighbors or to loan out their oxen to help other farmers till their fields.
Be aware of the impact your diet has on others. Do you know how your produce was grown and harvested? Were the workers who picked and processed your food paid a living wage? Whenever possible, opt for locally and sustainably grown fruit, meat and vegetables.
See where Heifer is working around the world to end hunger.
Life in Chinar is very dangerous. Every day my wife takes our two kids to the kindergarten with a feeling of fear in her heart. The other day the nurse in the kindergarten told my wife that every time when the shootings start she turns on the music very loudly so that the children don’t hear the shootings. Thanks to Heifer we now have a cow and a calf.
World Ark Senior Editor Austin Bailey and Heifer Americas Program Assistant Jason Woods share about their recent trip to Bolivia's "Chocolate Forest."
We sell the horchata for 40 cents a glass and can earn about $150 in a day. It is a source of income. It helps with the costs of school for my son and food for home.
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.
I received two goats from Heifer International and applied the knowledge I acquired during Improved Animal Management training while raising them. After receiving the animals I have passed on two goats. My small effort has helped my family have a better life. I hope other women will be able to achieve bigger success by working harder.
I've always had this dream of buying a piece of land and starting a homestead on it. Nothing very big or grandiose but just a place where I could raise at least some of my own food and a few animals.
I love my business. It's not an easy deal; it requires care, attention and a high sense of responsibility.
With the money I was granted by Heifer, I bought four she-rabbits and one male rabbit. I also bought feed for them.
Last month, for the February school break, I took my 6th grade daughter on a photo safari to Kenya. Just today I published a post in my blog about how my visit to Kenya impressed upon me the need to make a donation to Heifer International.
Aol Josphine in Acet Central village, Uganda. She is a participant in Heifer International's Gulu Women Dairy Farmers project. See more photos.
Anandi Jatav is an example of what women's empowerment can do.
The community of Sandura is in Zimbabwe’s Gokwe North district in the Midlands province.
Inside the kitchen of Pham Van Hong and Nguyen Thi Phuong in Thoi Thanh Village, Thanh Phu District, Ben Tre Province, 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.
The global financial and economic crisis has also demonstrated the resilience of alternative financial institutions such as cooperative.
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.
...livestock are at the very core of much of how Heifer works with families...
Baptista and Belia Mzukani have big plans for their daughter, Esnart.
Elizabeth Bintliff, Vice President for Heifer’s Africa Program, presented a keynote address at the April 2012 8th African Dairy Conference and Exhibition held by the East and Southern Africa Dairy Association.
One of Heifer International’s biggest projects is EADD – the East Africa Dairy Development project.
As we celebrate UN Day of Cooperatives, we also celebrate a new revolution in dairy cooperative development that is taking shape in Kenya.
“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
Jonan Daniel is a young, enthusiastic, and highly trained agricultural advisor.
In late October, Hurricane Sandy barreled through the Caribbean Sea and up the eastern seaboard leaving a path of destruction.