The Berdashen community of Armenia, part of the World Bank and Republic of Armenia’s joint effort, the Community Agricultural Resource Management and Competitiveness (CARMAC) project, is seeing success. Heifer Armenia contributes to this project and supports targeted communities with capacity-building measures involving technical assistance and cost-sharing for the purchase of agricultural equipment.
Heifer Vietnam and 51 other international non-governmental organizations received certificates for their remarkable contributions to poverty alleviation and sustainable development this year at a ceremony on December 16, 2012, in Hanoi.
Dang Thi Doan Trang, country director of Heifer Vietnam, and Kare Borseth Ronningen, country director of Norwegian Mission Alliance Vietnam (NMA –V), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on December 12, 2012, in Hochiminh City.
Aurora Swine Raisers and Farmer’s Association (ASFA) self-help group (SHG) members in the Philippines credit their fruit-bearing status to the leadership of a woman whose example created a ripple effect not only among members, but among the entire community, 2012 Golden Talent recipient Luzvisminda Rangas Sinagan.
In Peruvian communities, there is still a strong effort to preserve ancestral heritage. Ayni and Minka are Incan practices and traditions that represent and encourage the ideas of sharing workloads, helping others and cooperation–just like the Full Participation cornerstone of Heifer International’s 12 Cornerstones of Just and Sustainable Development.
Heifer Georgia held opening ceremonies for two facilities in two separate projects. The Subtropical Fruit Collection Center in Batumi, West Georgia, was celebrated December 10, 2012, and the Information and Agri-Distributional Center in Tbilisi on December 11.
Visitors traveled to the cooperative milk processing plant Molochnyi krai in Panka village in Ukraine for a study tour on November 28, 2012. Representatives of Heifer Ukraine, project leaders from Odesa and Kirovohrad oblasts (who also plan to launch similar enterprises), technologists, a designer and a state administration representative visited the site.
This translated article from Honduras' Tiempo newspaper tells the story of residents of the municipalities of San Sebastian and San Manuel Colohete who recently received the first delivery of livestock through a Heifer Honduras project.
Two years after starting the Values-Based Literacy (VBL) program in Heifer Cambodia projects, the training team has taken lessons learned and obstacles faced to prepare a training course on VBL management. This three-day training course, designed for new Literacy Facilitators (LFs) and Community Facilitators (CFs), took place for the first time December 4-6, 2012, at the Heifer office in Phnom Penh.