Thursday, 30 September 2010

Heifer International in India (Heifer’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth)

I'm a big fan of the work of
Heifer International and I follow them on Twitter at @Heifer

"Heifer’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth.

By giving families a hand-up, not just a hand-out, we empower them to turn lives of hunger and poverty into self-reliance and hope.

With gifts of livestock and training, we help families improve their nutrition and generate income in sustainable ways. We refer to the animals as “living loans” because in exchange for their livestock and training, families agree to give one of its animal’s offspring to another family in need. It’s called Passing on the Gift – a cornerstone of our mission that creates an ever-expanding network of hope and peace."

Recently they've being doing some excellent work in India.

In April 2010, Heifer International staff and a team from non-profit service organization, BLT Helps, traveled to Rajasthan, India to witness Heifer’s work in action.

Documented by renowned photographer Brigitte Lacombe, the photographs and videos in this collection provide a glimpse into the lives of the people who are working diligently to change the course of the future for their communities.

If you are a webmaster or a blogger (with more time than me!) there are some great assets from this trip, including Lacombe's photos, videos featuring women from Rajasthan, interviews, articles, banners and more.

All of this can be found at: and any blogger or webmaster is free to use these assets

If you are able to post any of the aforementioned content, you’ll be helping to turn the spotlight on the importance of self-sustaining agriculture, in both India and around the globe, to lift communities out of poverty.

If it's not too much trouble, please send Mike Wierzenski a link to where the content is placed on your site. You can reach him at mwierzenski AT

For more information, you can visit the following links:

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