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The High Cost of the High Cost of Food
Hands holding a small pile of soybeans in Uganda.

Food

The High Cost of the High Cost of Food

Rising food prices are driving global hunger up at an alarming scale, hitting the world's most vulnerable populations the hardest.

Joyce's Journey: How One Farmer Started Small to Achieve Big
A woman smiling and feeding poultry birds in a field in her village.

Women & Girls

Joyce's Journey: How One Farmer Started Small to Achieve Big

Starting with just a few chickens, Joyce went on to become an entrepreneur and changed the trajectory of her family’s life.

Quick Facts About Food Waste

Food

Quick Facts About Food Waste

Food loss and waste is a global challenge with enormous economic, environmental and health consequences. Read on to learn more about this issue and...

Heifer Nepal Celebrates 25 Years of Service

Newsworthy

Heifer Nepal Celebrates 25 Years of Service

Since Heifer Nepal began operations, hundreds of thousands of families have more food on the table, women are stepping into leadership roles and...

4 Reasons to Get to Know Us
4 Reasons to Get to Know Us.

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4 Reasons to Get to Know Us

We’re a proud partner in the effort to reach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. As part of this extraordinary global network,...

A Look at Literacy: How Heifer Supports Transformative Learning
A woman holding a record keeping diary and standing with the members of her self-help group.

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A Look at Literacy: How Heifer Supports Transformative Learning

For smallholder farmers, literacy is more than the ability to read and write. It’s having the skills required for survival, dignity, equality and...

A Photo Collection: Against the Odds, Heifer Team Sends Girls to School
Three girls sit together holding new backpacks in Nepal.

Women & Girls

A Photo Collection: Against the Odds, Heifer Team Sends Girls to School

Heifer’s global workforce is deeply committed to the communities we serve. In Nepal, where the path to education is laden with obstacles, our...

Moo Magic: 4 Ways Cows Heal the Land
A herd of cows stands in a field of green grass.

Animals

Moo Magic: 4 Ways Cows Heal the Land

For many of the world’s 500 million smallholder farmers, cows are a lifeline out of poverty. But these incredible creatures are also key to...

Homecoming: Montoo’s Journey Back Home
A man feeding his poultry birds in a self-constructed chicken coop in a village.

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Homecoming: Montoo’s Journey Back Home

Every year, millions of people in India are forced to migrate from rural areas to large cities in search of employment — often ending up working...

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Fighting Prejudice: Rural Indian Women Unite
Women lighting candles and passing on the flame during a training session in a village.

Women & Girls

Fighting Prejudice: Rural Indian Women Unite

Where bias holds them back from income, independence and opportunity, women like Chhoti Kumari are banding together and blazing a new trail.

Seeding a Productive Future for Rwandan Youth
A young woman stands at the front desk of a veterinary shop in Rwanda.

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Seeding a Productive Future for Rwandan Youth

In a region with a high youth population and a heavy reliance on agriculture, Heifer participants are in the business of opportunity — supporting...

A Celebration of Cooperatives Building a Better World
Five women laugh together in a field in Nepal.

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A Celebration of Cooperatives Building a Better World

In honor of International Day of Cooperatives, we’re proud to share the stories of co-op leaders fighting for a more prosperous tomorrow, united...