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.
Climate change is the one true unifier of this planet—the problem belongs to us all. But for developing countries, especially those who depend so heavily on small-scale agriculture, the impacts are felt much more intensely. Haiti is no exception.
When I got married and was brought into this village there were just a few houses around. The forests were lush and dense. Then, we were not tormented by the problems of drought and landslides that now affect us each year.
After 37 years as a teacher, and about 14 of those dedicated to educating her students about Heifer International’s strategies to end the global issues of hunger and poverty, Linda Pelletier is retiring. Heifer honors her for her service and dedication.
Fourteen-year-old Sasun Tonapetyan belongs to a Heifer Armenia YES! Youth Club. He has been raising animals for four years and has big plans for his future farm.