Weekly Article Roundup: Giving the Resources to End Hunger

A photograph of the author, Maegan Clark.

By Maegan Clark

June 29, 2012

As part of Heifer's 12 Cornerstones, providing training and resources is key in our success of helping to end hunger and poverty. Our long-term solution to ending hunger works with community involvement on teach not just the family receiving the gift, but other families as well.

In order to complete the Cornerstone Training, groups must receive several mandatory trainings such as Nutrition and Hygiene. Check out this video from Maggie Carroll, a Clinton School of Public Service student is who documenting Heifer's projects in India:

Through our practices, Heifer has also created some pretty cool solutions to many problems people face in third-world countries such as needing renewable and cheap source of fuel. Heifer's Uganda biogas project has solved just that. InterAction has given Heifer Uganda the "Best Practices and Innovations" award for creating a technique that uses cattle and pig waste to produce methane gas for lighting and cooking.

Through our school and community engagement tools, Heifer has created Read to Feed. Read to Feed is a reading incentive service-learning program that offers global education opportunities. This week we learned that Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Nobel and Gandhi Prize recipient and human rights activist from South Africa supports the program. 

Given the right resources, we can all be involved in ending hunger and poverty.