From the Soil

How are you celebrating Earth Day? In this clip from the Nourish Video Encyclopedia, author Michael Pollan describes how the simple act of eating offers us an intimate connection with the soil. From supporting local and organic farms to gardening

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...