For the past two weeks heavy rains in Malawi have resulted in floods in most areas of the country. The worst affected are the Southern Region districts of Nsanje, Chikwawa, Phalombe, Zomba and Blantyre, where homes, crops, livestock and household property have been damaged.
Imagine having to go to the bathroom out in the open. To many of us, this scenario sounds like a nightmare. However, for the millions of people living in Asia with no toilets, this is their reality.
Meet Jeffrey Scott, Heifer USA's Appalachia Director and Social Entrepreneur. "I wanted to build a resilient food system for the region that would feed everyone regardless of means."
Jean Pierre Venette belongs to Heifer’s Rural Entrepreneurs for Agricultural Cooperation in Haiti program, or REACH. She and 39 other women work together to promote better crop and animal production while becoming thriving farmers and businesswomen.
For six weeks in September and October, local entrepreneurs in Appalachia participated in Ascent Business Network’s Birds Eye Business Planning Course. The course’s curriculum was co-developed by Heifer International.
You may recognize her from the small and big screen, but to us, she's a volunteer with the most. Marianne Muellerleile has been a donor and volunteer since 2003 and is inspiring others to give back.
After realizing that he didn't have enough food to feed his family, Yang Qilu turned to Heifer, where he and his wife learned how to raise chickens and, in turn, their income.