On April 25, 2015, Nepal experienced its largest earthquake in 80 years. The damage spared little, including the homes and livelihoods of thousands of Heifer participants. In the year since, Heifer Nepal has successfully assisted more than 31,000 families in the rebuilding process.
The awareness of the need for sanitary bathrooms has transformed Pisey’s community. She said several families have built their own latrines and more are already putting money aside.
In late October, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) completed a two-part assessment of the financial soundness and organizational responsibility of Heifer International. The organization gave Heifer high marks all around, pre-approving its ability to manage USAID funds according to government requirements. USAID also recommended advance payments for...
At a Passing on the Gift® ceremony in Zambia on October 22, 70 draft heifers were passed on to new families under the Women Empowerment through Animal Traction (WEAT) project.