Today is International Day of the Girl Child, a day to raise awareness of the inequality faced by girls worldwide and to support wider opportunities for them.
Before Heifer, the farmers in the Bamendjinda community of Cameroon were stuck in a cycle of poverty. Thanks to Heifer and the farmer's hard work, they have now become agents of change in their community.
Heifer's CEO, Pierre Ferrari, was recently featured on Maria Shriver’s MY PROJECT, a place where she spotlights an individual committed to a social cause.
The emergence of biosand filters in Cameroon has helped to improve the health of dozens of people across the country. Thanks to Heifer, villagers are building their own filters and saving lives in the process.
Take a look at the first part in our series of Farming Voices, in which small-scale farmers involved in Heifer projects around the world describe what it's like to farm and why they continue to do the mostly thankless job of feeding their communities and the world.
Meet Elizabeth Rachel, Heifer's Gender and Youth Coordinator for the EADD Project in Kenya. "Through Heifer there is teamwork and ongoing commitment to see that farms improve on their productivity for improved household incomes."
Two of Heifer’s programs from South Africa, Heifer Malawi and Heifer Zambia, have won grants totaling a combined $5.3 million. The four grants will help contribute to the success of multiple programs within those countries as well as supporting smallholder farmers.