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This weekly post shines a light on a handful of stories from's "From the Field" section. 

Find out how one family's year became more productive thanks to gift of a cow through the Peace to Our Homes project in Armenia. 

Then travel to Vietnam and discover how Kim Chia will soon be able to trade his old thatched-roof house for a new, more sturdy home. 

Exciting developments are in the works for members of the Developing Dairy Zones for Smallholder Farmers in the Philippines project, as they enter into the promising dairy industry. 

Read how Lyovik Grigoryan and his family experienced a positive change in difficult conditions through successful pig-raising activities in Armenia.

Finally, see how the Heifer spirit is alive and well in China's Xianling community. A joyful Passing on the Gift® ceremony held earlier this month was a life-changing event for new project participants and new donors.


Erin Snow

Erin Snow joined Heifer International in 2007 after earning a degree in Mass Communication from UALR. She lives in Little Rock with her husband and daughter. Passionate about cultivating positive and healthy relationships with her family, friends and the planet, Erin enjoys yoga, meditation, music, creative writing and travel.