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Rural Women Take Power Over Poverty

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

The future health and well-being of the Earth and its inhabitants is largely in the hands of rural women. Our job is to make sure they have the tools and training they need.

If We Fail Women Farmers, We Fail the World

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

Gender equity, where women and men are valued equally and enjoy the same opportunities to fulfill their potential, is a basic human right and an important component of international development work. When gender equity is present, we find accountability, efficiency and sustainability.

We Must Close Gaps in Inequality and Poverty

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 09.14.2013 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

The conversation lately has centered on what the MDGs will be beyond 2015. Could we reduce extreme poverty from 21 percent to 3 percent by 2030?

Why Development Works

Asma Lateef | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Asma Lateef

Our global success depends on countries working together to solve the problems of hunger and poverty. Development assistance is one of the most effective ways to transform lives around the world.

Valentine's Gifts That Spread The Love

Brooke Edwards | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Brooke Edwards

Are you scrambling for a last-minute gift for the special person in your life? You could always dash over to the drug store down the street for that r...

World's Poor, Hungry Have Little to Celebrate This New Year's

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 03.02.2013 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

As much of the world looks forward to the promise of a New Year, there's another group, nearly a billion strong, whose only promise is a continued struggle -- against hunger, against poverty -- to survive.

The Sparkle Box

Guideposts | Posted 02.22.2013 | Religion
Guideposts

Last year, Jack, who was saving his money for an iPod touch, donated half his savings to buy mosquito nets to help prevent the deadly spread of malaria in developing countries.

A Testimony to Project Grace: 'The Delicacy of Goats' Milk'

Vivian Glyck | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Lydia and her family received a dairy goat from Just Like My Child Foundation's Project Grace in August of 2012. Just three weeks later, the dairy nanny kidded female twins. This was the rise of the "goats' milk delicacy" for Lydia and her family.

The Boy Who Asked for Chickens

Betty Londergan | Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact
Betty Londergan

Give the Heifer gift of a goat, sheep or chicks to someone you love, and you've not only avoided the mall, you've honored that person in a really special way.

Alternative Giving on Giving Tuesday

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 01.26.2013 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

This Giving Tuesday, I challenge you to take what you saved and buy your loved ones alternative gifts that really make an impact. Use our Black Friday Savings Calculator to figure out how your savings can be translated into life-changing gifts. It's money well spent.

Charities Get Creative In Asking For Fatter Checks This Year

philanthropy.com | Posted 11.13.2012 | Impact

Despite the struggling economy, along with fundraising competition from Superstorm Sandy and the 2012 elections, many charities are developing audacio...

A Song of Reconciliation

Betty Londergan | Posted 12.23.2012 | Impact
Betty Londergan

Beyond the fear is the way of life Cambodian people learned over years of oppression: to trust no one and talk to no one, to care only about yourself, and to put your head down and simply endure.

Is It Time to Change the Positioning of Your Organization?

Vivien Hoexter | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Vivien Hoexter

I am struck by how often there is impatience to get to the fundraising without taking the time to articulate why people should give. Think of it like dating. With so many potential suitors out there, why should you get chosen?

Barev, Armenia!

Betty Londergan | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Betty Londergan

When I told people I was going to Armenia with Heifer International, the most frequent response was, "Wow, um.. where is that?"

What It Means to Give

Betty Londergan | Posted 10.24.2012 | Impact
Betty Londergan

Passing on the gift of a cow to another person takes on great resonance in Rwanda, since this is a cow-loving society and every aspect of society is laden with the memory of the genocide of 1994.

Head in the Clouds

Betty Londergan | Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact
Betty Londergan

My first day visiting Heifer projects in Guatemala, we got high. Specifically, we drove up, up and up to the highlands of Alta Verapaz and into the cloud forest.

A Motherhood Worth Honoring

Brooke Edwards | Posted 07.11.2012 | Impact
Brooke Edwards

2012-05-11-Screenshot20120511at11.23.30AM.jpgThere are millions of passionate and capable mothers around the world who, if given the opportunity and resources, will improve the lives of their children.

Making Mother's Day More Meaningful

Mia Farrow | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
Mia Farrow

Mother's Day is our chance to honor the women who bind families together and raise children from babies to adulthood.

One Woman's Journey Around the World for a Good Cause

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 07.02.2012 | Good News
Erin Bernhardt

Betty Londergan's idea was to give away $100 a day for 365 days. She wanted to give to and highlight non-profits that most people had not yet heard about.

This Easter, Let's Spend That $16 Billion Helping Those In Need

Brooke Edwards | Posted 06.08.2012 | Impact
Brooke Edwards

This weekend, roughly 2 billion Christians around the world will celebrate one of the most important religious holidays of the year. Along with the ...

Bill Gates: UN Needs To Be 'More Efficient' To Help Poor Farmers

AP | By FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 02.23.2012 | Impact

BY FRANCES D'EMILIO, ASSOCIATED PRESS ROME — Bill Gates pressed U.N. food agencies on Thursday to become more efficient in helping poor farmers a...

12 Days Of Giving To Support Women And Girls Globally

Stephenie Foster | Posted 02.24.2012 | Impact
Stephenie Foster

As we begin the Twelve Days of Christmas, and mark the fifth night of Hanukah, here are some organizations I recommend that help create sustainable change for women and girls worldwide.

Meet KarmaGoat: Shepherding Social Enterprise

Deborah Stambler | Posted 01.17.2012 | Impact
Deborah Stambler

KarmaGoat, an LA-based business that focuses on social entrepreneurship, allows online users to sell belongings that they no longer use and donate the proceeds to charity.

"We Do It Ourselves!"

Vivian Glyck | Posted 12.19.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

There's nothing like "Wekembe" to transform an African village! "Wekembe" is a Lugandan word that means, "We do it ourselves!" We all know how great "...

Motivated Farmer Makes the Most of His Land

Brooke Edwards | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
Brooke Edwards

Through the support Heifer International has provided Lucio, not only have his experiments literally blossomed, but so has his experience-sharing.