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In this video, watch how the empowered women of Heifer's Mahalaxmi Mahila Mandal self-help group in India's Nuasali village have made a significant impact on their community. Through their unity and determination, they have educated children and neighbors, built roads, housed the homeless and advocated for peace and equity.


Brooke Edwards

Brooke Edwards is from Little Rock, Arkansas, and started working at Heifer International in 2009 as a writer. She has a master's in social work and a bachelor's degree in psychology. She is married, a mother of two, and a wannabe urban farmer, raising her own chickens and killing most of her vegetable crops.