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Jirnani Bedrijo displays worms she uses in her compost pile at her home in Los Arcos, Philippines. "Before we didn't have much knowledge or skill, but after Heifer's trainings we have more knowledge of animal management and feed formulation," said Nakue. The Bedrijo's received seven goats, vegetable seeds, fruit trees, farm tool and African night crawlers from Heifer International.

Photo by Russell Powell, courtesy of Heifer International

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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.