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Cash alone will never properly address the causes of poverty

The National

But cash alone will never address the root causes of poverty because extreme poverty is not simply the absence of cash. If it were that easy, the more than $441 billion a year in remittances sent to developing countries would have solved poverty already. Remittances certainly are an important source of income, but my point is that even huge infusions of cash have yet to permanently end poverty.

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Wasted!

Democrat Gazette

The Urban Food Loop, owned by Read Admire and Claire Hodgson, has partnered with Heifer International, securing a site on the Heifer Urban Farm behind Heifer Village in downtown Little Rock where they are composting food waste. Customers in Little Rock and surrounding areas can subscribe to this service.

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Here are the real lessons from flawed responses to Haiti's disasters

PRI's The World

It was seven years ago today, at 4:53 p.m., that Haiti was violently shaken. In just 35 seconds, the 7.0 earthquake destroyed much of the nation’s capital, Port-au-Prince, and claimed more than 200,000 lives.

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How a Gicumbi dairy coop became a 'billion franc' company

The New Times: Rwanda's Leading English Daily

In 2000, Heifer [International] offered cows to vulnerable people in Gicumbi District, especially widows who were heading households, so that a cow supports the livelihood improvement for their families

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Pig farmers update skills

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Participants were introduced to new technologies focused on reducing waste and creating compost for farming. The training programme was also geared towards generating interest in pig farming as an enterprise with the view to attracting more young people into the livestock business.

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Heifer Ranch hosts living market, open house

Arkansas Online

Live chickens sound like a dubious Christmas present -- even for the relative or friend who already has everything. But a flock of baby chicks is one of the rewarding purchases that visitors can make on Saturday and Sunday while attending the Holiday Open House & Living Gift Market at Heifer Ranch near Perryville.

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What is Giving Tuesday -- and how you can contribute

CBS Money Watch

Heifer International is trying raise both money and awareness -- albeit in a much less fashionable manner. The charity, which provides livestock to poor communities, hopes to flood social media with photos of its supporters along with images of goat heads glued to a stick.

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Rare late-season hurricane strikes Nicaragua coast

USA Today

Hurricane Otto, an unusually powerful late-season storm, thundered ashore Thursday on the southern Nicaraguan coast in a sparsely populated area, causing mudslides and raising fears of flash flooding as it traveled west across Central America.

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Life-threatening storm bears down on Costa Rica, Nicaragua

Yahoo! News

Otto "could seriously jeopardize food security for small-holder farmers who rely on maize, beans, cocoa, honey, coffee and livestock for their livelihoods" in Nicaragua, Jennifer Zapata, a regional director for Heifer International, a US-based poverty-fighting charity, said in a statement.

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Visit New Farm, Community Garden at Heifer Downtown

Little Rock Soirée

The cozy red barn is located right behind Heifer Village downtown and it's filled with goats (including adorable babies), pigs, alpacas, chickens and turkeys.

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