Heifer Peru participants are learning to care for guinea pigs and maintain gardens, which will help support their families when the coffee harvest is slim due to coffee rust, disease or plague. Guinea pigs provide protein and additional income. Alfalfa, cabbage, celery, onion, spinach and other vegetables grown sustainably in bio-gardens support nutritious diets for families and their livestock.

Peru Martina Sanchez Barrios, 26, with one of the family's guinea pigs. Photo by Jake Lyell Photography

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Help families in Peru build a sustainable future

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Chelsey McNiel