Milk donation is a key component of the Heifer Milk for Orphans project. The program builds on an earlier project, Farmers Feed the Children, which required that Heifer cow recipients provide either milk or meat to child-care institutions such as hospitals and orphanages.
For many Cambodian women, schooling was either a luxury denied to them or taken away by the reign of the Khmer Rouge. Heifer's literacy classes are now helping women improve their families' income, health and nutrition.
With its fledgling democracy and tenuous support of women's rights, Egypt has commanded the Western world's attention since the Arab Spring riots shook the predominantly Muslim country in January 2011.