Moving the Poverty Continuum in Armenia

by Pietro Turilli  Armenia is a small country located between Georgia in the north and Iran to the South.   After gaining independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Armenia has faced a lot of difficulties including a plunging

Empowering Change from Within

Photos and video by Geoff Oliver Bugbee Pierre Ferrari had a busy Saturday, visiting the village of Padampur, Nepal in the morning, a Nawalparasi women's cooperative project in the afternoon, and the village of Beltandi as the sun was setting on a

The Value of Social Capital

Video by Geoff Oliver Bugbee Khayarmara village in Nepal used to be very backward, said women's group member Sushili Kafle in a welcoming speech to Heifer CEO Pierre Ferrari and other visitors. The village is made up of dalits (oppressed caste)

Values-Based Training Transforms

Heifer CEO Pierre Ferrari is visiting Nepal and China this week. Listen in on what he has to say about Ramdayal Panday, husband of buffalo project participant Bauwa Piary, a women's group member in the Bashpitti Community Development Project in

A Light in Rural Nepal

Photos and video by Geoff Oliver Bugbee CEO Pierre Ferrari's visit to the Pooja Swavalambhi Women’s Group in the community of Bashpitti, Nepal, ended on a bright note as flickering candles and a Heifer SUV's car lights illuminated the

Llama Love

by Sandi Watson  Have you ever seen a llama or alpaca up close? They are beautiful animals, with their big eyes, flirty eyelashes, long legs, and soft fleece. alpacas in Pacchanta, Peru April 2010 For the Heifer project families who raise

Rwanda: Joining the Chain of Giving

At a Heifer International ?Passing of the Gift? ceremony that took place outside Kigali, Rwanda, one-hundred fifty farmers, officials and celebratory dancers took part in the joyous occasion to mark the ?passing on? gift of a dairy cow from 22 Heifer donors to 22 recipients. The donors were themselves...