World Neighbors CEO Signs Open Letter to the Next President of the United States
Dr. Kate Schecter, World Neighbors President and CEO, recently joined 50 other international development leaders in signing an open letter to the Next President of the United States. The letter was penned by InterAction, the largest coalition of U.S.-based international NGOs focused on the world's poor and most vulnerable people, as a response to the current political climate. As an active member of InterAction, World Neighbors is proud to join other nonprofit leaders in affirming a common message to address the level of extreme rhetoric being seen both in the press and in conversations on social media about core principles that we hold dear. Click here to read the letter.
Peruvian Farmers, Chefs (Yes, Chefs) Cash In On Guinea Pig Craze
Rodents are generally the last things most restaurant owners want in their kitchen.
But in the larger cities of Peru, chefs are practically fighting over guinea pigs in a restaurant craze that is bringing financial stability — if not exactly wealth — to small farmers in the Andes Mountains.
People have eaten this furry rodent for centuries in the high country of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Called cuyes in Spanish, guinea pigs were traditionally fried or grilled and eaten for special occasion-meals, or boiled into a stew and served to the ill or injured as a sort of tonic. Andean lore even holds that guinea pig meat contains cancer-fighting properties. Read More....
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