Today is International Day of the Girl Child, a day to raise awareness of the inequality faced by girls worldwide and to support wider opportunities for them.
Heifer does amazing work with women throughout the world. Read stories of women's empowerment.
Oxfam International and Clean Energy Nepal honored 22 women farmers for their contributions to agriculture through the Recognition to Women Farmers program. Heifer project participant Mithu Adhikari, from Kaski district’s Lahachowk village, was one of them.
Village life in rural Haiti is difficult. In 1998, 25 women in Grand'Anse formed an organization, Fanm Lakay, to improve their livelihoods, yet they continued to struggle to feed their families. Fifteen years later, and with Heifer's help, these women are finally realizing success.
The Strengthening Smallholder Enterprises Project in Paroha Village Development Committee Rupandehi, began in March 2012 in the small village of Kusma. The families involved in this Heifer Nepal project have used valuable resources, knowledge and skills to develop action plans–blueprints for transforming their homes and their lives.