Get Involved — Heifer Intl. Study Tours

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This time of year, Heifer International is one of the groups I often recommend to folks looking for alternative gift ideas. They’ll use your donation to help poor families become more self-sufficient, a strategy that’s been shown to be incredibly effective at reducing poverty. But for you, the traveller, HI also offers alternative travel experiences, via their Study Tours.

HI’s tours are small, specialized expeditions through spectacular geography and unique ecosystems to visit remote villages and isolated peoples. But a Heifer Study Tour goes beyond sightseeing… it’s a glimpse into the daily lives of farmers and families who are working with HI to improve their lot and protect the earth.

A Study Tour takes you beyond your ideas about poverty, and shows you what the human spirit is capable of overcoming, says HI.

Coming up in 2007: tours to Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Thailand, and China, plus Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Mexico, Bolivia, and Honduras.

Check out the HI Web site for more details.