March 8 was International Women’s Day—a day to celebrate women and their contributions to the world. Despite this global, 24-hour celebration, women farmers continue to be overlooked and don’t receive the recognition they deserve.
Empowering women is a keystone of Heifer's mission. Read stories of the amazing women we work with around the world.
This stirring mini-documentary by Ripple Effect Images tells the story of Sofia Arivilca, 64 and homeless for most of her life, building her first home of her own with the help of her community and Heifer International's Healthy Homes initiative.
The World Economic Forum predicted this year that the gender gap won't close entirely until 2133. 117 years is too long to wait. Read how Heifer is working to close the gender gap.
By empowering families to lift themselves from poverty to self-reliance, we are ensuring happier lives for mothers and families alike. Thanks to our supporters for helping us empower mothers around the world!
Last month, I traveled more than 370 miles west from Kathmandu into the remote hills of Surkhet District to meet a group of women creating waves of change in their community.
The Njombe Region, one of the regions where the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project is being implemented, rang with song and dance. Men, women and children of all ages shared beautiful messages through music, poems, recitals, skits and dramas that voiced a key message of gender equity, urging...
“I want to help the people from my community until my last breath,” Kimsara said. “I have wasted enough of my time feeling sorry for myself and lamenting on my ill fate. With the knowledge I have received from Heifer’s trainings, I feel strong enough to make a difference...
The value of the Tanzania shilling is steadily dropping against the United States dollar, and the economic sting is being felt by many who fear that this increased inflation may make poverty worse and living conditions even harder. Despite economic challenges, there are people who use the little they...