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A few weeks ago, I shared a story of a Passing on the Gift® celebration held by the group Nueva Amanecer (New Dawn) in Tontolo, Honduras, and included some video of the second of two POG ceremonies.

I want to share one more video of the celebration in Tontolo, this time of the first POG ceremony. The woman on the left is receiving 20 chickens and a rooster from the woman in the middle. What really impacted me about this moment is that you can see the impact of Passing on the Gift on the recipient's face. She can hardly believe that this moment has finally arrived, and she is overcome with emotion.

As mentioned in the previous post, the Nueva Amanecer group is part of "Sustainable Food Systems in Copan and Lempira," a Heifer umbrella project that involves 2,058 families in 43 communities in western Honduras. The project is one of the three projects that you can help fund through the Honduras umbrella project match. Any gift you give will be doubled by an anonymous donor and will help thousands of families improve their nutrition and income!


Jason Woods

Jason Woods is from Stillwater, Oklahoma, and has worked for the Americas Area Program of Heifer International since 2010. He has a master’s in cultural geography and a bachelor’s in news-editorial journalism. His passion for Heifer’s work started as a teenager, when he spent a weekend at Heifer Ranch’s Global Village in Perryville, Arkansas.