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To protect ourselves from pandemics, we have to protect the poor
A young girl gathers water from a river into a yellow jug.

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To protect ourselves from pandemics, we have to protect the poor

We all want to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19 and future pandemics. The best way to do just that is to protect each other,...

Heifer staff and project participants brace for a pandemic in India.
Heifer staff and project participants brace for a pandemic in India..

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Heifer staff and project participants brace for a pandemic in India.

Travel and meetings are being postponed, frequent hand washing is encouraged.

COVID-19 Pandemic Affects Heifer Guatemala's Work

Newsworthy

COVID-19 Pandemic Affects Heifer Guatemala's Work

In the face of rising pandemic, Heifer Guatemala is working to help farmers and artisans who stand to be most affected.

No TP? No problem! Bidets are the way.

Newsworthy

No TP? No problem! Bidets are the way.

Switching from toilet paper to bidets could save millions of trees per year, cut water use drastically and maybe even improve personal hygiene in...

Country Offices Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic
Country Offices Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic.

Newsworthy

Country Offices Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

As a global pandemic affects lives and economies around the globe, our staff are trying their best to continue the work despite quarantines,...

10 Things to Know About Nepal
10 Things to Know About Nepal.

Culture

10 Things to Know About Nepal

Nepal may be known for the world's tallest peak and a funky looking flag, but there's much more to discover about this South Asian country.

Be Inspired by 5 Women Who Are Conquering Inequity and Poverty
A woman in Cambodia holds a rooster

Women & Girls

Be Inspired by 5 Women Who Are Conquering Inequity and Poverty

Celebrate International Women's Day with us by reading the inspiring stories of five women around the world who have overcome incredible odds to...

Protein Pro-Tips for Plant-Based Eating
Protein Pro-Tips for Plant-Based Eating.

Food

Protein Pro-Tips for Plant-Based Eating

By now, we’ve all heard about some of the benefits of fitting more plant-based foods into our diet where possible, such as increasing the number...

Win a Trip to Guatemala and See Master Weavers at Work
Close up of fabric being made on a loom.

Culture

Win a Trip to Guatemala and See Master Weavers at Work

In San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala Mayan artisans are keeping their traditions alive by teaching textile-making to tourists who visit their town.

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The #1 Solution to a #2 Problem
Emilia Tumbe stands in front of the bathroom she built her family after their latrine was destroyed by Cyclone Idai.

Environment

The #1 Solution to a #2 Problem

Heifer International helps rebuild latrines to preserve health and dignity after a natural disaster.

Emmy Rising
Two girls smile while holding their goat

Women & Girls

Emmy Rising

Hunger held 13-year-old Emmy back in school, but she shot to the top of her class when she started getting a few square meals a day.

Will Vegans Save the Planet?
Avocado toast, banana and blueberry toast, and tomatoes on toast on a cutting board.

Food

Will Vegans Save the Planet?

As the climate crisis intensifies, we’re all wondering if and how our food choices can heal the planet. Benjamin Selwyn discusses the pros and...