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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

On this MLK Day of Service, I'd like to share with you a few images and stories showing people all over the world answering Dr. King's "most persistent and urgent question: 'What are you doing for others?"'

Photo by Geoff Bugbee, courtesy of Heifer International

In Drahnov, Slovakia, Peter Kulik (28) and Rasto Kesel (28) grew up together as childhood friends. They have been working together for five years. Both of their families are very poor. Peter's family participates in Heifer's Cattle Breeding in Zemplin Region Project and received a Heifer heifer. Rasto, as his close business parter, helps with all of the care and activities associated with the dairy farm. Pictured, Rasto helps Peter build an addition on the barn in anticipation of the farm growing with more animals. The bricks were bought with income earned from milk surplus sales.

Photo by Matt Bradley, courtesy of Heifer International

In Koh Svay Village, Cambodia, Heifer project members sprig shoots in a newly plowed rice field. Project members typically gather to help each other planting the fields.

Photo by David Snyder, courtesy of Heifer International

In Balteza, Albania, a neighbor (right) helps the Koci family, participants in Heifer's Cattle Project for Poor Roma Families, unload a harvest of wheat at their house.

Did you participate in any service projects today? Tell us in the comments section!



Author

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.