Meas Saran was left to care for two children when her husband was killed in Cambodia's civil war. Through Heifer International, she learned about the 12 Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development and animal management. Now, she is improving the life of her family and community.
Stories from the Field
Heifer does amazing work throughout the world. Read stories of empowerment and transformation.
Story by Song Jinpin | Beijing Regional Program Manager | Heifer ChinaPhotos by Wang Jinluo | Volunteer | Heifer China More than a hundred farmers from China's Dadonggou Village slowly gathered in the village square on the morning of May 18,
Families stick together thanks to the training and support of Heifer South Africa. The Thusanang Dairy Project supports women and families like Bulelani Ndlovu's to grow vegetables and their hearts for better health and increased income using the 12 Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development.
The evolution of projects to programs is creating a deeper impact in the African communities where Heifer works. Area Vice President Elizabeth Bintliff shares how the different regions of Africa are shifting focus and strategies to empower farmers to help themselves.
The Alcido family is one of the 91 original families who passed on gifts to other community members as part of the PROGRESS project through Heifer Philippines.
The Kocharyans family had limited resources before receiving a cow and training from Heifer Armenia. Now, they efficiently care for their animals and continue to improve their livelihood.
Naomi Aboraa was one of 15 winners presented with a 2013 Golden Talent Award. The award is presented to an individual or family that creates a sustainable livelihood with limited resources.
Heifer International is working to implement forest nurseries in Guatemala. Recently, Heifer Guatemala delivered the gift of seeds to San Antionio Senahu Mayor Nestor Caal Cac.
Students from St. Stithians Boys Preparatory School in Johannesburg, South Africa, participated in a Read to Feed program. Their efforts directly contributed to improving the lives of impoverished South African families.
Knarik Adamyan was left to care for her family when her husband had to seek work abroad. In 2010, she received a pregnant cow from Heifer Armenia. The cow's milk supplies additional income and the hope of keeping their family together.