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This weekly post shines a light on a handful of stories from's "From the Field" section.

Heifer's work is built on the 12 Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development because they work. In India, several groups of women were so inspired by these principles that they began training other groups. Learn more about this domino-effect success in Extending Cornerstones Training to a Whole Village.

It has been a year since the Margaryan family received a pregnant heifer in a Passing on the Gift® (POG) ceremony in Armenia's Myasnikyan village. Read about how their cow Roza provided them with a new happiness.

Also in Armenia, a YES Youth Club in Lernagogo community taught young children how to be friends with nature. The fun ecology trainings provided lessons the students will carry with them for a lifetime. 

Finally, check out the latest on Armenia's signature project in Milk Production Rises 25 Percent Under CARMAC Project.


Erin Snow

Erin Snow joined Heifer International in 2007 after earning a degree in Mass Communication from UALR. She lives in Little Rock with her husband and daughter. Passionate about cultivating positive and healthy relationships with her family, friends and the planet, Erin enjoys yoga, meditation, music, creative writing and travel.