Carmen Vaca, or Doña “Choca” as everyone knows her, is an exceptional woman. She works with her husband, Saul Herrera, producing cocoa, coffee, rice, beans, citrus and cupuaçu fruits, açaí berries and chestnuts on their farm near the Brazilian border in Guayaramerín, Bolivia.
Five years after a devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti, Heifer International says its farmers on the impoverished island are benefiting from a new approach to development work that focuses on sustainable economic development.
Jose Bonifacio received the gift of a family garden in June of last year. Already, the plot is helping his family eat better foods and also bringing in extra income.