Our Nepal-based communications officer, Puja Singh, sent us this great video of last month's Heifer Day celebration. The day commemorates the anniversary of the start of Heifer's work in Nepal, and this year's event was hosted by Heifer's project partners and project communities in Dhading District. Puja also shared this explanation:
For more than 50,000 families in Nepal, 26 September is a special day. This is the day when a small organization from Little Rock, Arkansas started work in Nepal, giving gifts of animals and training women whose lives consisted mostly of hard work and sacrifice. Heifer's work started with ending hunger through these gifts. In the past 14 years the families Heifer has worked with in Nepal have taught us to be communities together to continue the work that Heifer started. It is this spirit that Heifer Day celebrates on this day every year.
If you're like me, you'll find this video to be very compelling because it tells an incredible story of empowerment in the words of the women whose lives are forever changed for the better.