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On the 101st International Women's Day, we at Heifer International are celebrating several outstanding women who have transformed their lives and lifted up their communities using gifts of livestock and training from Heifer.

For the full story of each inspiring woman in the video, follow the links below:

As inspired by and proud of these women we are, it is also important to recognize that they are currently the exception to the rule, when you look at the bigger picture of women around the world, particularly rural women.
The nonprofit, Farming First, recently released an interactive infographic that helps tell the story of women in agriculture. Here's an excerpt:

Farming First - Women in Agriculture

A large part of ur work at Heifer is to help reduce agricultural gaps between men and women, while we work to help all our participants improve their lives and livelihoods.

If you'd like to help us in our efforts to improve the lives of women, their families and communities, please take a moment to explore a couple of our women-focused projects still in need of funding:

Empower women like Mehrunissa in India
Help women in Cambodia become more resilient


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.