Heifer International Blog

Indigenous Guatemalan Women Earn Income from Carmine, a Traditional Red Dye Made from Bugs
Hands stained red from cochineal dye

Culture

Indigenous Guatemalan Women Earn Income from Carmine, a Traditional Red Dye Made from Bugs

In San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala, Indigenous Maya women are reclaiming the age-old art of handcrafting carmine, perhaps the most vibrant natural...

Sacred Cow Documentary Makes the Case That Beef is Good for You, the Environment
Sacred Cow Documentary Makes the Case That Beef is Good for You, the Environment.

Food

Sacred Cow Documentary Makes the Case That Beef is Good for You, the Environment

Registered dietician Diana Rodgers wants you to know that eating red meat is good for you and, when raised well, good for the environment.

Meals and Snacks for a Chicken: Two Unusual, Low-Cost Chicken Feed Options for Some of the World’s Poorest Entrepreneurs

Animals

Meals and Snacks for a Chicken: Two Unusual, Low-Cost Chicken Feed Options for Some of the World’s Poorest Entrepreneurs

Mom's Meatloaf Recipe: The Ultimate Comfort Food

Food

Mom's Meatloaf Recipe: The Ultimate Comfort Food

Comfort food, a delicious slice of nostalgia that soothes your soul — for me, that's my mom's meatloaf. Of all the dishes my mom made for our...

eBay and Uzo Aduba Team Up to Support Women and Girls
Actor Uzo Aduba helps farmer Grace Atusiimirwe water a mango tree seedling in Dwaniro, Uganda.

Women & Girls

eBay and Uzo Aduba Team Up to Support Women and Girls

eBay is partnering with actress Uzo Aduba to provide buyers and sellers multiple ways to support women and girls around the world.

Leading Food Journalist Laura Reiley Discusses How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Changing the Way We Eat and Shop
Wicker baskets filled with produce in a grocery store.

Newsworthy

Leading Food Journalist Laura Reiley Discusses How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Changing the Way We Eat and Shop

In a virtual live chat with Heifer International President and CEO Pierre Ferrari, reporter Laura Reiley expounded on the changes happening in our...

Raising Chickens and Hatching Hope in Rural India
a family in India poses during a ceremony

Raising Chickens and Hatching Hope in Rural India

Despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, Lata Marndi and her family of five are able to survive and thrive as a result of her efforts as a...

Author Pat Rothfuss on Fundraising for Heifer International, Joy in a Dark Time and What It Means to Be a Geek
Author Pat Rothfuss on Fundraising for Heifer International, Joy in a Dark Time and What It Means to Be a Geek.

Culture

Author Pat Rothfuss on Fundraising for Heifer International, Joy in a Dark Time and What It Means to Be a Geek

Since 2008, Worldbuilders — an organization started by New York Times bestselling author Patrick Rothfuss — has raised more than $10 million...

Update: Hurricanes Eta and Iota Leave Trail of Devastation Across Central America
A map tracking the path of Hurricane Iota. Image by Fleur De Odile via Wikimedia Commons.

Newsworthy

Update: Hurricanes Eta and Iota Leave Trail of Devastation Across Central America

Category 4 Hurricane Iota made landfall in Central America on November 16, 2020, less than two weeks after Hurricane Eta devastated the region....

Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken Discusses Why Many Charities Shouldn't Take Their Futures For Granted
Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken (Right) and Heifer President and CEO, Pierre Ferrari (Left) during their Zoom conversation.

Newsworthy

Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken Discusses Why Many Charities Shouldn't Take Their Futures For Granted

During her recent #HeiferTogether chat with Heifer CEO ,Pierre Ferrari, Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken discussed organizational effectiveness,...

Central America: Disaster Ready Communities RISE-UP to Overwhelming Climate Threats
Heifer Guatemala, in partnership with COMRED, distributes food to victims of Hurricanes Eta and Iota.

Newsworthy

Central America: Disaster Ready Communities RISE-UP to Overwhelming Climate Threats

Heifer International's Rise Up project ended in 2020, but its effects have helped farmers in Alta Verapaz weather Hurricanes Eta and Iota.

High School Artist Raises Thousands of Dollars for Heifer Through Handmade Greeting Cards
High School Artist Raises Thousands of Dollars for Heifer Through Handmade Greeting Cards.

Culture

High School Artist Raises Thousands of Dollars for Heifer Through Handmade Greeting Cards

Through sales of her hand-crafted greetings cards high schooler Shea Tomac of Corona del Mar, California, is continuing to support Heifer...