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The greatest sound in the world for Heifer donors and supporters is to hear these words from those we are inspired to help: "There is no hunger here; thank you." It's the soul of Heifer's work and what we all strive for every day.
Better yet is to hear their song of thanks under a Zambian sky so bright and blue it brings tears to your eyes. The spirit of their appreciation and joy, sung in the Bemba language, needs no translation.

Click here to hear the song they asked to share with you, the donor who supports them in their hard work to break out of poverty.

In Tigwirizane, Zambia, the 28 original participants of the Fisenge dairy cattle group (phase 2) continue to celebrate the success that started in 2004 when they each received two dairy cows from Heifer International.

Today, the women's group members are prospering from the offspring of those first cows. Many own as many as 10 dairy cows, have built improved homes, and speak of the pride they feel every day to know that their families can eat well and that their children are now able to go to school.


Donna Stokes

Donna Stokes is the managing editor of World Ark magazine. She has worked for Heifer International since September 2008 when she leaped over to the nonprofit world from a two-decade career in newspaper journalism.