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.
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.
Nguyen Van Dau, a Heifer Vietnam community facilitator, is active, creative and enthusiastic. In trainings, Dau is always a center figure because he is experienced in working with the farmers and he does not hesitate to raise crucial issues related to project activities. This man embodies the spirit of enthusiastic giving.
Heifer’s 12 Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development principles are being spread throughout Cambodia's Pursat province through high school presentations and implementation through projects. The Disability Development Services Program (DDSP), project partner of Heifer, hopes that spreading Heifer’s principles of development with the students will educate them and help them to have better lives.
When voices unite around a message, the message will be heard. When project members advocate for themselves, they are transformed, becoming confident and empowered. They become leaders in their communities, teaching others what they have learned.The selfless display of dedication, support and compassion by 28 Igorota Foundation Inc. project partner families demonstrates how the once meek members came to surpass feelings of self-doubt and inferiority.