Success 15 Years in the Making

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 Blueprints for Transformation

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.

An Unexpected Role Reversal

Prior to the roll out of the Project for the Enhancement of Livelihoods in Northern Brong Ahafo (PENLILOBA), gender inequalities were so entrenched in this area of Ghana that mere discussion of gender issues in public by women was considered taboo.

An Impossible Life Made Possible

As Heifer's Vice President of Africa Programs considered the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, “Inspiring Change,” it occurred to her that some of the most important lessons she have learned about being a woman leader came from the unlikeliest of places.