Heifer International CEO Pierre Ferrari’s first trip into the field to Asia (Nepal country programs).
Passing One The Gift ceremony in Shaktikhor, Nepal.
Arrive and tour Farmer Field School before observing POG ceremony.
Science behind animal husbandry. Better goat care; same age goats but one much larger with correct feeding and care than control goat with basic care.
Project started two years ago with exploratory process to empower farmers to become more proficient. They call themselves doctors now.
Learned to sell goats at age 9 months or before, became clear they would not get any larger after.
Two groups of women sing a song about goats. Half of them speak as improved goats, the other half are local goats. Dancers float around between two groups of singers.
Song begins from improved goats âThank you to Heifer for brining this school to us. Now we know how to be healthy goats thanks to Heifer.
For POG, all women in green saris are donors, red saris are recipients. Traditional Magar ethnic group community.
For Pierreâs wrap-up of POG ceremony, see this blog video:
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