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Leah Amongi Zooms Past Obstacles to Help Farmers Thrive, Even During COVID-19 Pandemic
Leah Amongi rides her motorcycle on a smooth dirt road. She is wearing a red face mask, a red shirt and a red and white skirt.

Women & Girls

Leah Amongi Zooms Past Obstacles to Help Farmers Thrive, Even During COVID-19 Pandemic

Join us for International Women's Day (and beyond) as we #LiftAllVoices and share stories of women around the world who are shaping a more equal...

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....

Gender-Based Violence Survivor Launches Thriving Poultry Business in Kenya

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...

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...

Breaking Barriers with the Beauty Business in Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala
A Guatemalan woman wearing a traditional top embroidered with flowers stands in the entrance to a salon with her arms folded. She is smiling.

Women & Girls

Breaking Barriers with the Beauty Business in Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala

Salon owner Maria Nataly Mendoza Quieju is working hard to challenge the stereotype that women in Guatemala can’t earn their own income. With...

The Women of Bihani Dairy in Nepal Give Back to Community, Adapt to Pandemic Changes
Six nepali women stand in front of a deep green building. They are wearing traditional garments that are vibrantly colored and are smiling at the camera. Between them they hold a large, metal milk can.

Women & Girls

The Women of Bihani Dairy in Nepal Give Back to Community, Adapt to Pandemic Changes

In Kopuwa, Nepal, many women depend on their husbands for income. The women of Bihani Dairy cooperative are joining forces to make sure that they,...

Soil Health is Key Component of Healthy Food System Says Jeff Tkach of Rodale Institute
Photo courtesy of Rodale Institute.

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Soil Health is Key Component of Healthy Food System Says Jeff Tkach of Rodale Institute

A side-by-side comparison of soil that has been used in standard agriculture (left) and soil that has been organically farmed (right). Courtesy of...

Cypress Valley Upholds High Ethical Standards Despite Pandemic in the U.S.
Cypress Valley in Arkansas, is shining a light on how to process meat safely and humanely. Image Phillip Davis/Heifer International

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Cypress Valley Upholds High Ethical Standards Despite Pandemic in the U.S.

While large-scale meat plants struggle to control outbreaks and continue to feed the country, that has not been the case for Cyprus Valley, which...

Going Remote: Kenyan Mobile Technology Solutions Improve the Dairy Value Chain
Going Remote: Kenyan Mobile Technology Solutions Improve the Dairy Value Chain .

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Going Remote: Kenyan Mobile Technology Solutions Improve the Dairy Value Chain

Heifer Kenya is partnering with mobile tech companies to ensure that even the most isolated farmers and dairy cooperatives have access to the...

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Celebrating International Mother Language Day and Linguistic Rights in Bangladesh
Celebrating International Mother Language Day and Linguistic Rights in Bangladesh.

Culture

Celebrating International Mother Language Day and Linguistic Rights in Bangladesh

Feb. 21 is International Mother Language Day. After Bangladesh was born in 1971, the new country initiated the day to draw attention to national...

The Power of Radio: Finding Connection over the Airwaves
The Power of Radio: Finding Connection over the Airwaves.

Culture

The Power of Radio: Finding Connection over the Airwaves

Since the very first radio broadcasts 110 years ago, radio has been a consistent and important means of connecting, educating and entertaining the...

Nepalese Farming Couple Support Each Other Through Civil War, Pandemic
Nepalese Farming Couple Support Each Other Through Civil War, Pandemic.

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Nepalese Farming Couple Support Each Other Through Civil War, Pandemic

To say Nepalese farmers Ganga Gharti and Rudra Pun know what it’s like to stick together through adversity would be an understatement.