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Adventurer Readies for Human-Powered Global Odyssey

Outsideonline.com

South African adventurer Angelo Wilkie-Page will head out on November 20 for an expedition that will last about eight years. His plan is to be the first person to circumnavigate the globe from east to west and pole to pole without the help of motors, sails, or solar energy. Expedition 720° will also help raise more than $1 million for Heifer International.

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Tanzanian Cornel Kapinga: Africa's best dairy farmer

IPP Media

“Before Heifer International Tanzania came to my village, malnutrition among children was high and most of the families were living on a single meal per day. But since the project started in 1995, positive changes are vividly seen to my fellow village members as they have afforded to improve their nutrition and houses through consuming and selling milk,” said Cornelius.

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Heifer Provides Tech Training in Peru

Chronicle of Philanthropy

Heifer International is providing women in the Peruvian Andes with technology training and access to computers, printers, and cameras to help them boost their income from blankets, ponchos, and other items made from alpaca wool.

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World Food Day: Let's Not Leave Smallholder Farmers Poor

Huffingtonpost.com

We want more for smallholder farmers, however, than simply being able to feed their families and provide life's most basic necessities. We want them to live fulfilled, dignified lives - whatever that means for them, in their own context.

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‘Milking’ the Yolanda situation

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One model that can be looked into is the project of Heifer International, an NGO based in the US but with operations in the country. In their program, farming families attend seminars, after which they are given animals (cows, carabaos or goats) that are already pregnant. In these seminars, prospective beneficiaries are given values formation and how to take care of the animals.

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My Project: Heifer International's Pierre Ferrari

NBCNews.com

What do you most want people to know? That the poor are not responsible for their poverty and misery. Most of them struggle in conditions that are subhuman, dangerous, full of disease, hunger and despair. But when Heifer International offers a sliver of hope, they grab it with astounding energy, enthusiasm, creativity and optimism.

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Chepang woman awarded 'Golden Talent Prize'

ekantipur.com

Heifer International has awarded Bishnu Maya Chepang, 40, of the remote village of Siddhiki in Chitwan with the ‘Golden Talent Prize’ in recognition of her hard work to uplift financial status of her family.

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The Non-Profit That’s Using Technology to Put Itself Out of Business

Wired.com

For the last few years, Heifer’s local team in Peru has been training the women—many of whom had never seen a computer before—at two local centers, one in Cusco and one in Puno. Outfitted with dozens of computers, the centers are where the women learn things like how to use Excel to write an inventory list, how to make and give a PowerPoint presentation, and how to surf the web in search of fashion trends.

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Farmers to benefit from new dairy plan

The Citizen/Business Week

BusinessWeek’s Ludger Kasumuni spoke to the organization’s Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Steve Denne, on a number of issues pertaining to Heifer International’s operations

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Why Tanzanians Ought to Consume More Milk

IPPMedia.com

In a special interview with selected local and international media in Dar es Salaam last week Heifer International’s Vice President and Chief Operating officer (COO) Steve Denne, has earnestly pleaded for Tanzanians to consume more milk for health and wealth. “Milk has development benefit, source of animal proteins for pregnant women and children, you need to drink milk,” he insisted

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