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In the “Heifer In the News” section, you will find news coverage of Heifer International’s projects and programs, from a variety of media outlets.
On April 27 this year, some peasant dairy farmers in Malawi were all smiles when Heifer International inaugurated a 1,500 litre milk cooling plant at Bua Milk Bulking Group in Mchinji.
It started opening in Malawi in 2008 and now, Heifer is a darling of people in Mchinji where it has already given out imported high quality dairy cattle to 90 farmers.
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The Anchorage Public Library staff has really outdone itself with this year's Summer Reading Celebration, which runs through the end of July. The national summer reading theme for children is "One World, Many Stories," so continuing in that vein, staff named the teens' program "You Are Here" and the adults' "Novel Destination." Participants in all three programs are encouraged to keep track of their reading minutes, which will translate into cash to donate to Heifer International, this year's Readers to the Rescue charity, at the end of the summer.
Visitors to Times Square are seeing something unexpected when they encounter a jumbo LED screen beneath the giant blue CBS Eye on 42nd Street. Instead of the usual movie or product digital billboard media, a million or more passersby will see video clips of the work of 16 organizations serving people in need around the world (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6OKGOOvG24).
She’s an investment banking executive who once worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co., but Sheryl WuDunn has little faith in long-revered commodities to save the global economy.
In an interview, WuDunn discussed one eye-opening passage of the book. It describes Jo Luck, head of Heifer International, talking to a group of girls in Zimbabwe. Luck’s international relief organization uses charitable donations to provide destitute families with farm animals, honeybees and other sustainable resources for overcoming hunger and poverty.
One and a half years since US billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates paid an ordinary dairy farmer in Nandi County a surprise visit, the man’s fortunes have dramatically changed. Laban Kipkemboi Talam and his wife Miriam have been thrust to fame and are sought after celebrities both locally and internationally.
Experts from Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), Heifer International, African Medical Research Foundation (Amref), East African Dairy Development (Eadd), Techno Serve, Icraf and Nestle Foods International are among some of the high profile officials the couple has brushed shoulders with.
The Busia-Kisumu highway snakes past the vibrant Ugunja town. Almost a kilometer from the town, toward Kisumu, off the highway, there's Ulwan village in West Uholo Location. And in this village, a small-scale farmer, Mr. Stephen Onyango goes about his duties uninterrupted. Courtesy of Heifer International, Steve, as he's famously known by the locals, is a living example as to why farming, if taken seriously, can uplift one's economic status.
Dr. Mahendra Lohani, Asia/South Pacific vice president, joins COO in Cambodia
On April 10, 2010, 60 project participants from four self-help groups (SHGs) celebrated a Passing on the Gift (POG) at a school in Proyuth village, Pauk commune, Pauk district, Siem Reap province, Cambodia.
From the Arusha Times, Tanzania
They are huge, bulky and strong! They are disease-tolerant and can survive drought by browsing on leaves on trees that other livestock cannot eat. These are camels!
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. – According to the ancient Chinese proverb, if you give a man a fish you will feed him for a day, but if you teach a man to fish you will feed him for a lifetime.
In a sense, Penn State's Agricultural Student Council, in collaboration with other student organizations, recently accomplished both of these feats.