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More than 150 women in southern Brazil who were abandoned by their husbands and left to care for their children and grandchildren found self-reliance through a Heifer project. They no longer search trash cans for food, but grow kitchen gardens and earn money selling handicrafts. In this brief video, Rogério Rosa tells their story.


Brooke Edwards

Brooke Edwards is from Little Rock, Arkansas, and started working at Heifer International in 2009 as a writer. She and her husband raise two daughters in a house way too small for their four pets. They spend a lot of time sweeping.