Jane Lutong struggled for years to make ends meet as a widow and single mother. Today, she operates a thriving swine production business and teaches others how to be successful.
Adequate, healthful nutrition should be a guaranteed human right. Through livestock and training, Heifer helps make it possible for smallholder farmers and their families.
This week, businessman and philanthropist Bill Gates is calling attention to malnutrition in Africa, and mentions Heifer as an organization that is part of the solution.
Tropical storm Agaton damaged ares in the Southern Philippines in January. But thanks to Heifer's trainings and the kindness of families from nearby Self-Help Groups, families were quick to recover. It's evidence of social capital at its best.
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.
It's hard to believe that teachers and students are already gearing up for Back to School, but now's a great time to start thinking about why you should use Read to Feed in your classrooms.