Video and blog post by Puja Singh, Heifer Nepal communications and networking officer
Heifer works through women to develop sustainable communities to aid in Nepal's socio-economic development. Veteran participants are uniting to form business cooperatives registered with the government. These businesses will become a strong, values-based foundation on which the country can build its future. This photo story depicts the women's journeys till now—how they overcome their personal and social barriers to learn new skills and to think for the whole community.

Author

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.