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This World Youth Skills Day, We Celebrate a Young Ugandan Farmer
A Ugandan man wearing a face mask and carrying a bag of his tomatoes stares at the camera.

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This World Youth Skills Day, We Celebrate a Young Ugandan Farmer

With support from Heifer’s East Africa Youth Inclusion Project, 25-year-old Mpiima Muhammed went from school dropout to a successful...

State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 Report Recognizes Impact of Heifer Ecuador
A woman in personal protective equipment exchanges money with another woman wearing a mask. A basket of fresh produce lies at their feet.

Food

State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 Report Recognizes Impact of Heifer Ecuador

The goal of the Future of Food program was always to improve the lives and livelihoods of small-scale farming families in Ecuador. Now, it has...

Sales Subsidy Success Holds Promise for Nepali Farmers

Animals

Sales Subsidy Success Holds Promise for Nepali Farmers

A new subsidy program facilitated by Heifer Nepal is tackling the issues that stifle growth for small-scale farmers. The solution? Local...

Rising Up to Meet the Challenge

Environment

Rising Up to Meet the Challenge

Five years ago, the women of San Antonio las Cuevas in Guatemala stepped forward to prepare their community for natural disasters. And when two...

Agri-Ambulances ‘Revive the Market’ During Nepal’s Second Lockdown
Two men, wearing face masks, face shields and globes, hold bags of fresh vegetables in front of an agri-ambulance.

Food

Agri-Ambulances ‘Revive the Market’ During Nepal’s Second Lockdown

As COVID-19 cases spike in Nepal, lockdowns threaten farmers' access to markets and consumers' access to fresh food. Heifer Nepal and a group of...

6 Ways Heifer India Promotes Biosecurity
A ladle pours an orange disinfectant liquid into a pair of hands.

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6 Ways Heifer India Promotes Biosecurity

Amid a national medicine shortage, Heifer India farmers are turning to local, low-cost alternatives to keep themselves and their flocks disease-free.

Stronger Together: Mexican Women Form Poultry Cooperative, Lower Collective Costs
Four smiling women and one man stand side by side around a table, on which sits a crate of chicken eggs.

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Stronger Together: Mexican Women Form Poultry Cooperative, Lower Collective Costs

In Oaxaca, Mexico, five tenacious poultry farming women realized they could increase sales and decrease costs if they banded together. So, with...

Food Security Despite the Pandemic: The Benefits of a Kitchen Garden in Odisha, India
An Indian family – mother, father, baby and toddler – sit on the group and smile for the camera. They hold baskets of eggplants harvested from their own kitchen garden.

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Food Security Despite the Pandemic: The Benefits of a Kitchen Garden in Odisha, India

In Odisha, India, Budhini Hansda and her husband tend to a kitchen garden – a source of nutritious food and much-needed income. And as...

Gender-Based Violence Survivor Launches Thriving Poultry Business in Kenya
A Kenyan man and woman stand next to each other, each holding and inspecting a chicken.

Women & Girls

Gender-Based Violence Survivor Launches Thriving Poultry Business in Kenya

After 17 years of domestic abuse, Lilian Ocholla is now committed to building a better future for herself and her children. With the support of...

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How Heifer Prevents Zoonotic Diseases, Improves Animal Well-Being
A man in Malawi smiles at the camera as he sits next to a box full of animal vaccinations.

Animals

How Heifer Prevents Zoonotic Diseases, Improves Animal Well-Being

Now a full year into the pandemic, mitigating the risk of animal-to-human disease transmission is more important than ever – and this effort is...

Living Her Dream: Soap Business Success Financially Empowers Woman in Rural Ghana
Living Her Dream: Soap Business Success Financially Empowers Woman in Rural Ghana.

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Living Her Dream: Soap Business Success Financially Empowers Woman in Rural Ghana

For most women in rural Ghana, financial empowerment remains an elusive reality. This was certainly the case for Rose Yeboah, until she joined the...

Community Chicken Vaccinator Earns Income, Hatches Hope in India
A small, brown chicken is held gently between two hands.

Women & Girls

Community Chicken Vaccinator Earns Income, Hatches Hope in India

A community vaccinator is an essential animal healthcare worker who provides low-cost chicken vaccines and deworming treatments to poultry farmers....