CATEGORY: PROJECTS

Stories of hunger have inspired thousands of individuals and groups to do what they can to eliminate this devastating global problem. Amazing success stories like those below are what keep us and other Heifer donors working to end hunger. 

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Dang Hong Thuy from Vietnam

Vietnam

Thuy received the gift of geese and they have been a perfect match on her small farm. The training she received provided essential knowledge in their care.

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Gladys from Uganda

Uganda

The chickens her grandmother received made it possible for her to care for Gladys and her 11 cousins who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

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Emilia from Slovakia

Emilia is a member of the impoverished Roma community and the chickens her family received are empowering them to overcome the severe discrimination her people face.

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Devota from Rwanda

Rwanda

Devota has used money from milk sales to send her children to school and diversify her farm by investing in ducks.

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Ulysses from Nicaragua

Nicaragua

Thanks to the eggs from their ducks, Ulysses and his family have a reliable source of nutrition and income.

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Sinath from Cambodia

Cambodia

Sinath says, "I think Passing on the Gift® was the best activity in our life. I was so excited."

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Judeth from Kenya

Kenya

Judeth is an orphan whose adopted family received chickens from Heifer donors and has since been able to invest in growing their farm.

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Edwin from Guatemala

Guatemala

When Edwin's mother received 10 chickens, she was overwhelmed with gratitude by the kindness of strangers.

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Nancy from Ecuador

Ecuador

The chickens Nancy received from Heifer made an immediate difference. Now she can earn income to pay for her children's education.

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Jiang Meide from China

China

Thanks to Heifer donors, Meide and her husband have been able to rebuild their lives after the devastating Sichuan earthquake.

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Edik from Armenia

Armenia

Edik is very thankful for the gift of chickens and the impact they are having on his growing farm and his family.

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Marietta from Armenia

Armenia

Marietta's chickens provide her with about seven eggs a day that she can sell to local shops.

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The Sound of Frogs

Cambodia

In May 2013, I was travelling to Cambodia with the Heifer team working on training their Community Animal Health Workers...

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Heifer's 12 Cornerstones Changed My Family's Life

Cambodia

In November 2012, the Chemrouen Cheat Khmer (CCK) organization and Heifer Cambodia started the "Improving Income and Nutrition through Community Empowerment” (INCOME) project in our village. Our family decided to join the self-help group in late 2012 and things began to change.

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The Reason Cows Are Awesome

Armenia

Cows are so awesome. And we’re not just saying that because we are called Heifer International. Here, we’ve long held the idea that animals, as just one of the things that Heifer provides to families, should always provide “7 M’s” so that they’re truly transformative for those we support. Heifer developed the idea of 7 M’s many years ago to help more simply explain how an animal can be a catalyst for so much change. It sounds sort of weird, but it works, and has for nearly 70 years.

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Regine and Justine: Cameroon Women Turn Things Around

Cameroon

Regine Ndjiwo, 55, and Justine Passo, 50, are members of Heifer projects in the western region of Cameroon, a little over nine miles from Heifer’s office in Bamenda. They are part of GIC APEB (Groupe d’Initiative Commune d’Apiculture et Eleveurs de Bamepah) created in Bamepah Village.

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Young Poultry Farmer has Big Dreams

Armenia

My name is Zhenya. I am from the Kirants community of Armenia. I am 14. I attend the Heifer youth club in our village. In 2012, I developed a business plan that was approved by Heifer Armenia, and I received a small youth grant to realize my business plan. Heifer gave me 40,000 Armenian drams (about $100) as a youth business start-up.

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Valerik's Dream

Armenia

Valerik Khachatryan is a skillful tailor. He is famous in his village for his beautiful work. When he is not busy sewing or tailoring, he does small-scale farming. His family, which includes his wife Amalya, daughter Zhanna, 16, and son Vanik, 13, owns two calves, six hens, 10 chickens and a small pool with carp fish. Valerik dreams of growing their family farm.