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Editor’s note: In Context is a new series designed to inform and educate you on Heifer’s work in each country we have a presence. Every two weeks we’ll tackle a different country and examine unique situations related to hunger and poverty, how Heifer works to address them as well as take some time to explore local culture and traditions.

Takepeek into the lives of Heifer project participants in Brazil.

Diego Pereira de Souza cutting grass to feed his family's animals.

A Heifer project participant tending to her nursery.


Raquel Mikaeli Lucindo de Silva holding a baby goat. Her family received one goat and one sheep.

A cashew tree.


Brazilian farmers typically store their seeds in a seed bank like this one:


Falguni Vyas

Falguni (sounds like "balcony") Vyas is from Atlanta, Georgia and began working with Heifer International in Little Rock as a copywriter in 2011. She received her master's degree at Istituto Marangoni in Milan, Italy and her bachelor's degree at Franklin College Switzerland in Lugano, Switzerland. She does not like writing about herself in the third person.