Belice Kimanthi is part of the East Africa Dairy Development program, an ambitious Heifer project that groups family farmers into cooperatives and connects them with large markets. Watch Belice explain in her own words how receiving a dairy cow and getting training from Heifer helped her gain respect from her community and hatch a plan for her future:
Belice is chairwoman of the women’s community group formed with guidance from Heifer. Being part of the Heifer project has meant more than an income boost for Belice and her fellow self-help group members. She is now able to save money for the first time, and nutrition education has better equipped the group to take care of the people in their community suffering from AIDS.