A Gift of Hope in Georgia

Nugzar Sharvashidze has lived nearly half a century. Buknari, his village sits on the Black Sea, just 40 miles from Turkey. When Georgia was a part of the Soviet Union, Buknari was a beautiful resort town, a place where the Russian elite would come for vacation. Tourism was the...

Armenian Family's Dream

Debed, a village set deep in mountain passes of the Lori region of Armenia, is a place as beautiful as it is harsh. The winters here are long, running from September to May, and the roads are all but closed during much of that time. The difficult lives of...

Georgia: Heifer Makes Girl's Best Day

Tamta Gogoladze, an 8-year-old girl, lives in the village of Khashmi, the Kakheti region of Georgia. She shares the house with her father and mother, a 90-year-old grandmother and two adult brothers. The main activity of the family is selling piglets, but they provide just enough money for buying...

A Promising Future In Thailand

In 1993, Asu's mother died while visiting family in Thailand. Asu crossed from Burma for the funeral, met Yuri and settled in Klon Mai, Thailand. There was little work and little food. "For my labor, I could only earn 25 that a day," said Asu. That's less than a...

Nepal: One Letter at a Time

In this classroom in Nepal, the blackboard is made of cement and black paint, and is built into the wall. It was originally built for the Values-based Literacy Program (VBLP) classes. Along with improving their livelihoods with goats and related trainings, the 23 project participants in this village of...

Rwanda: Miracle Cows in Rwanda

After losing everything in the horrible genocidal war that ravaged Rwanda in 1994, Christine Makahumure heard about an organization that was giving out cows. With little else to hope for, she applied for help. And soon after, Christine received her cow from Heifer International. In Rwanda, where a little...