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Heifer currently provides over 30 types of animals to families in need in more than 40 countries, including the U.S.
This article appeared on The Advocate on Nov 20, 2012.
With Heifer International, you can give a family you don't know the ultimate gift: a livelihood. For a donation of $10 and up, you provide an animal (everything from chickens to water buffalo) that the family can use to produce milk or eggs, make cheese or other products, or fertilize gardens, and then help others. Families first lift themselves out of poverty and then give the animal's offspring to another family in need, paying the gift forward. $10 and up, Heifer.org
This article appeared in The Observer on Nov 9, 2012.
Fred Otema, 35, is a resident of Punena parish in Bungatira sub-county, Gulu district, but spent half of his life in Cope Camp as an internally displaced person (IDP), during the Lord’s Resistance Army conflict. The experience influenced his determination to ensure he had a good life for himself and his family after the conflict.
This article appeared on Forbes on Nov 12, 2012.
One of the questions I’m often asked as CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is what issues we invest in and why. To answer, it helps to understand a little about the foundation’s history.