Millions of women and girls in developing countries spend part of every day foraging for fuel to cook their families’ meals. Professor Gautam Yadama of Washington University speaks with Heifer International about the challenges these women face.
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.
The East Africa Dairy Development project is helping 1 million people pull themselves out of poverty in Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda. These dairy farmers are finding that when they do well, their entire communities do well, too.
Heifer India's recent work focuses on girls' education and women's empowerment. Turns out, once asked, Indian girls have a lot to say about what education and changing views mean to them.
Development is not something that we begin. It is a process that we step into. It begins long before we get there and if we do it right, it continues long after we are gone.