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Review: The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children—and the World

...ving depends largely on the quality of nutrition during the first 1,000 days.     Thurow takes us through the pregnancies, births and first two years of several families in Uganda, India, Guatemala and Chicago. Not surprisingly, the babies and children most at risk live in developing countries, particularly in rural areas. But even the United States isn’t exempt from childhood malnut...

Date: Jan 13th, 2017  |  Category: Fresh Picks

https://www.heifer.org/join-the-conversation/blog/2017/January/review-the-first-1000-days-by-roger-thurow.html

Heifer International features gifts that give back for all those on your list

...co-friendly gifts that support the mission to end hunger and poverty. The gifts – available for a limited time – help tell the story of the farmers and artisans who made them in Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico and Nepal. One of the most popular items is dark chocolate sea salt caramels with just the right balance of savory and sweet flavor. The cocoa is sourced by Blommer Chocolate from s...

https://www.heifer.org/about-heifer/press/press-releases/2016/heifer-international-features-gifts-that-give-back-for-all-those-on-your-list.html

Grandmother Grooms Hollywood Barbers to Give Back

...of Heifer project participants that Broadley notes, “tell the story and invoke questions from our customers.” Broadley and Yanchun recently had the opportunity to see Heifer’s work in Guatemala first hand. Broadley shares that, “There is a huge entrepreneurial spirit within Heifer once things get rolling…One of the things that we thought was really cool was how Heifer projects ...

Date: Oct 20th, 2016  |  Category: In Kind

https://www.heifer.org/join-the-conversation/blog/2016/October/grandmother-grooms-beverly-hills-barbers-to-give-back.html

The World's Scariest Farm Animals

...g this list?5. Killer Duck    A video posted by Dave Anderson (@dbaphoto) on Feb 11, 2015 at 8:39pm PST Normally we'd say don't judge by appearances, but "Whiskey" the Guatemalan guard duck is just as scary as his face implies. He nearly took World Ark reporter Jason out.  That's it for our top five scariest barnyard buddies this year. Have you had any terrifying e...

Date: Oct 28th, 2016  |  Category: Animal Heroes

https://www.heifer.org/join-the-conversation/blog/2016/October/the-worlds-scariest-farm-animals.html

Experts’ advisory: World Food Day

...r decades designing, implementing and evaluating community-based sustainable development programs. Before joining Heifer, Castañeda served World Neighbors as country director for his native Guatemala. He has also been a consultant and part-time professor in the fields of agroecology and organic agriculture. He has authored several publications and led numerous workshops on sustainable or...

https://www.heifer.org/about-heifer/press/press-releases/2016/experts-advisory-world-food-day.html

High and Dry in Nicaragua

...d fathers who were initially skeptical about the project now embrace it for the simple reason that money is coming in, enough money to keep the men from having to hitch rides to El Salvador, Guatemala or Costa Rica for work. “I feel good and thankful because we’re succeeding. We went from a hard situation to a better situation,” Rocha said. Membership Perks The heat and dust let ...

Date: Jul 28th, 2016

https://www.heifer.org/join-the-conversation/magazine/2016/fall/high-and-dry-in-nicaragua.html

Heifer Awarded $1.5 Million Grant to Expand Disaster Risk Reduction Work in Philippines and Guatemala

... the RISE-UP: Resilience Initiatives through Sustainable Enterprises and Upgrade of Community Preparedness project. The money will extend work in the Philippines while expanding the work to Guatemala, two of the most disaster-prone countries in which we work. The grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation will help strengthen the disaster preparedness and risk reduction capacities o...

Date: Dec 7th, 2015  |  Category: What's New with Heifer

https://www.heifer.org/join-the-conversation/blog/2015/december/heifer-awarded-grant.html

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