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A Gastronomical Clash: Liberian Joloff Rice Recipe

| July 30, 2012 | 6 Comments
A Gastronomical Clash:  Liberian Joloff Rice Recipe

As second-generation American, I longed for a tangible connection to “home.”  Despite my physical and socio-cultural distance from Liberia, where my mother is from, it was a place that captivated my imagination.  For several years, I yearned to visit Liberia and Sierra Leone to experience the attitudes, dialect, smells, and unique flavors there firsthand. As […]

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Shea Butter Spotlight

| April 16, 2012 | 6 Comments
Shea Butter Spotlight

Several years ago, when I bought a one-pound tub of raw unrefined shea butter for the first time, I was excited by the opportunity to shop both smart and green.  I had done my homework prior to purchase and knew that shea butter was natural plant fat rich in Vitamins A,E, &F.  This edible butter […]

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El Camino y la Comida Day 22

| July 27, 2011 | 2 Comments
El Camino y la Comida Day 22

  Day 22 on El Camino. For up-to-date news and photos of the journey, please go to: www.elcaminoylacomida.com.  By now, you know that this is the way of St. James. Seeing old churches and monasteries is an incredible experience, regardless of what your beliefs are. Heifer Tanzania partners with many churches of all denominations throughout […]

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El Camino y la Comida Day 21

| July 26, 2011 | 0 Comments
El Camino y la Comida Day 21

  Beginning of Week 3, Day 21. For up-to-date news and photos of the journey, please go to: www.elcaminoylacomida.com.  Making it this far, we want to break out in song and dance! Zambian women have beautiful singing voices. Listen to members of a Heifer women’s dairy cattle project in Tigwirizane, Zambia sing in appreciation of […]

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El Camino y la Comida Day 14

| July 19, 2011 | 1 Comment
El Camino y la Comida Day 14

  Beginning of Week 2, Day 14 on this trek.  For up-to-date news and photos of the journey, please go to: www.elcaminoylacomida.com.   Since every ounce on our backs count, everything we carry must be useful, worthwhile, and multiple uses. Heifer’s models also ensures that any gift goes the distance. Agiftofchicks, ducks or geese can […]

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Carnivore in Nairobi: Photo of the Day

| July 11, 2011 | 0 Comments
Carnivore in Nairobi: Photo of the Day

Considered one of “Africa’s greatest eating experiences” in Nairobi, The Carnivore offers a wide selection of exotic meats. Similar to a churrascaria, the meat is roasted over charcoal and served at the table. This restaurant turns into one of the most popular nightclubs once the sun sets.

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El Camino y la Comida Day 5

| July 10, 2011 | 3 Comments
El Camino y la Comida Day 5

  Day 5 on the Way. Each of us carry our own water, and most of us carry a water bladder. When you are carrying everything you need on your back, it is critical to have easy access to water. For up-to-date news and photos of the journey, please go to: www.elcaminoylacomida.com. Camels nibble leaves […]

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El Camino y la Comida Day 4

| July 9, 2011 | 3 Comments
El Camino y la Comida Day 4

  Day 4 on the Way. Walking on hot days, the thought of jumping into a body of water sounds like bliss. For up-to-date news and photos of the journey, please go to: www.elcaminoylacomida.com. Heifer International does aquaculture or fish-farming projects. In Tanzania, Nicholas Mwakabelele built his ponds in 2003 and quickly saw the benefits […]

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El Camino y la Comida Day 3

| July 8, 2011 | 4 Comments
El Camino y la Comida Day 3

  Day 3 on the Way. It’s fascinating to see so many people walk for over 30 days on a road that would take far less to drive. Yet walking is certainly more environmentally friendly. For up-to-date news and photos of the journey, please go to: www.elcaminoylacomida.com. In many of the areas where Heifer International […]

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The Green Belt Movement: Class Act

| July 8, 2011 | 0 Comments
The Green Belt Movement: Class Act

Founded by the indomitable Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, The Green Belt Movement, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, has earned the anger of the Kenyan government for its work to get communities to become environmentally conscious. By inspiring may women throughout Kenya to plant trees, The Green Belt Movement has created grassroots environmentalists and stewards […]

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