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I’ve really enjoyed reading Annie’s updates from her recent trip to India, where she visited Heifer projects in Rajasthan. She shared her first-hand accounts of the difference Heifer’s model of training, empowerment and Passing on the Gift is making in rural villages there. If you’re like me, you wish you could go there and see this up close.

Heifer International is offering just such an opportunity this November through our India study tour. This trip is planned for November 7-16, 2010. Enrollment is open to the public, but space is limited. You can learn more about it and download an application here.

Through organized group trips, our study tours visit the farmers and families who are working with Heifer to improve their lives. All of Heifer's study tours let participants observe Heifer's model of sustainable development in action. A study tour has the power to change your whole outlook on the meaning of the words hunger and poverty, and expose you to new cultures and ways of thinking. Read what study tour participant Judith Capen had to say about her experience:

“The Guatemala study tour deepened my understanding of poor farmers and global issues, and has caused me to look at what is really important in my life and realize how we are all in this together – that we can make a difference."


Casey Neese