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Lessons From 10 Years of Working With Coffee Farmers in the Americas

Agrilinks

Irma Consuelo Cano was tempted to leave her coffee-growing community in the highlands of western Guatemala to seek work in the U.S. to earn more money for her children. However, she developed second thoughts when she began considering what her children’s lives would be like if she left them behind. She finally decided not to leave her hometown of Aldea Rancho Viejo. What got her to stay? Honeybees.

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Maiden Voyage

Arkansas Life

A little easier to overlook, however, and more pertinent to the story at hand, there are a few boxes that do not have numbers and bear only the words “Seagoing Cowboys.” In a word, this—all of this contained within Heifer International’s archive—is what it’s taken to get animals shipped clear across the world and into the hands of people who need them over the course of a 73-year history.

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Grass farming nets profits for farmers http://kathmandupost.ek

Kathmandu Post

Until few years ago, Kimsara Khadka of Maintada, Surkhet, was unaware that money could be grown from livestock fodder grass. When she heard about the idea of grass farming three years ago, she was surprised.

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Glass talks ending world hunger and poverty with Heifer International

Glass Magazine

Based in Arkansas, USA in Heifer’s headquarters, British-born Hilary Haddigan joined the organisation 17 years ago and now holds the unusual title of the Chief of Mission Effectiveness. She talks to Glass about how Heifer sets about achieving such immense goals as solving issues that have been present since the dawn of humanity, as well as her role and the lessons it has taught her.

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Market access isn't enough for smallholder farms

Devex

We must remember that farmers are often extremely vulnerable to climate and market shocks that leave them struggling to feed their families and earn a decent income, let alone make improvements on their farms. I’ve found this to be especially true for Latin American coffee farmers, who must contend with wild price swings, crop diseases and climate change.

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Bees are Better than Barriers

Chicago Council

Every day when I hear stories about migrants leaving the United States or living in fear of being deported, I think of people like Gloria Recinos. The single mother was getting ready to move from Guatemala a few years ago because she wasn’t making enough money growing coffee to support her two daughters.

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US agribusiness launches charity campaign

China Daily

Cargill donated 1.72 million yuan ($250,000) to Heifer, a US-based charity organization with a focus on easing hunger and poverty, to start the Qingshen Sustainable Livelihoods and Community Holistic Development Project.

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4 Fun Activities to Teach Kids About Money

Parents.com

Pay It Forward: The most important financial habit of all might be giving back, so here’s a way to offer your child an incentive to be charitable—a concept he can understand as young as age 4. Start by talking your child through why we all need to give, and how even a few dollars can make a big difference to someone in need. Research together organizations known for using small amounts of cash to do big things for a greater impact. For example, try Heifer International, a nonprofit that donates farm animals and supplies around the world. Your child can buy a flock of chicks to help support a family for just $20.

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Heifer boosts 20,000 farmers

Zambia Daily Mail

Over 20,000 households benefited from Heifer International Zambia’s budgetary allocation of US$3.4 million last year to improve their livelihood and income levels.

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Trump criticizes US foreign spending, but proposed cuts to aid draw fierce opposition

DEVEX

Pierre Ferrari, CEO of Heifer International — a nongovernmental organization working to end poverty and hunger — said the cuts would be a “terrible move” because “poverty is often a key source of conflict” and urged the administration to keep global development assistance.

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