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Photo by Geoff Bugbee, courtesy of Heifer International
In Port Loko, Sierra Leone, Marie Kabba (52), a widow and member of the Kamuyu Women's Development Organization gardening collective walks through a row of lush Chinese beans that climb and weave through trellised bamboo poles. What used to be a refugee camp for 900 displaced people from surrounding villages is now a vibrant parcel of arable land.


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.