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.
Meet Mandira Bote of Sarlahi, Nepal. She and others in her community near the Bagmati River belong to a marginalized, nearly extinct caste of landless fishermen. Before Heifer came into the community in late 2006, the women there suffered greatly.
Video by Geoff Oliver Bugbee Mahendra Lohani, vice president of Heifer's Asia and South Pacific Programs, led a recent trip to Nepal and China to show new CEO Pierre Ferrari the successes and challenges of Heifer's current projects. In the above
Heifer CEO Pierre Ferrari in Padampur, Nepal with a family that belongs to the Heifer project cooperative and are beneficiaries of a goat project there. Photo by Geoff Oliver Bugbee. Our new CEO, Pierre Ferrari, recently visited Heifer projects
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
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
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)
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
Photos and video by Geoff Oliver Bugbee CEO Pierre Ferrari's visit to the Pooja Swavalambhi Womens Group in the community of Bashpitti, Nepal, ended on a bright note as flickering candles and a Heifer SUV's car lights illuminated the
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