For six weeks in September and October, local entrepreneurs in Appalachia participated in Ascent Business Network’s Birds Eye Business Planning Course. The course’s curriculum was co-developed by Heifer International.
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After realizing that he didn't have enough food to feed his family, Yang Qilu turned to Heifer, where he and his wife learned how to raise chickens and, in turn, their income.
Filiberto Lopez and Josefina Alvarez are part of a project that has given them the resources to plant and harvest their own produce and feed their family health meals. They have learned the importance of sustainable community agriculture in their community.
Before Heifer, the farmers in the Bamendjinda community of Cameroon were stuck in a cycle of poverty. Thanks to Heifer and the farmer's hard work, they have now become agents of change in their community.
The emergence of biosand filters in Cameroon has helped to improve the health of dozens of people across the country. Thanks to Heifer, villagers are building their own filters and saving lives in the process.
Two of Heifer’s programs from South Africa, Heifer Malawi and Heifer Zambia, have won grants totaling a combined $5.3 million. The four grants will help contribute to the success of multiple programs within those countries as well as supporting smallholder farmers.
Heifer China is teaching villagers new ways to raise cattle using technology-based training and practices. One man, Xu Li, is using what he has learned to help his family and inspire other villagers.