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Climate Heroes
Climate Heroes.

Climate Heroes

Meet Heifer's eco-champions, smallholder farmers collectively driving sustainable change from Senegal's drylands to Mexico's seed sanctuaries.

Putting the AI Into Aid: Unlocking Smarter Tools for Smallholder Farmers in the Global South
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Insights & Analysis

Putting the AI Into Aid: Unlocking Smarter Tools for Smallholder Farmers in the Global South

For all the debate over the risks and role of artificial intelligence, its potential is arguably greatest for the world’s 600 million smallholder...

More Honey, More Money: How Bees Offer Opportunity in Honduras

Work & Income

More Honey, More Money: How Bees Offer Opportunity in Honduras

Beekeeping increases both income and choice in rural communities limited by climate shocks and poverty.

Sowing the Seeds of Resilience

Work & Income

Sowing the Seeds of Resilience

In the complex landscape of rural-urban migration, Heifer’s seed loans and seed-saving training offer compelling support for smallholder farmers...

Experts Gather to Discuss Women's Impact on Global Food Security at DialogueNEXT Conference
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Insights & Analysis

Experts Gather to Discuss Women's Impact on Global Food Security at DialogueNEXT Conference

At DialogueNEXT in Washington D.C., experts advocated for women's critical role in global food security, calling for equal access and influence in...

Fallout from Ecuador’s Crises Highlights Need to Invest in Grassroots Resilience
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Insights & Analysis

Fallout from Ecuador’s Crises Highlights Need to Invest in Grassroots Resilience

Amid ongoing violence and climate extremes in Ecuador, Heifer's CEO argues for scaling investments in community-led resilience.

After the Storm: Lucy's Pursuit to Brighter Days
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Food & Water

After the Storm: Lucy's Pursuit to Brighter Days

Through Heifer Uganda's Jinnai Dairy Development project, Lucy overcame many adversities, such as water scarcity and financial challenges,...

A New Dawn With Biogas
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A New Dawn With Biogas

How one woman's shift to clean cooking energy revitalized health, prosperity and hope for the planet.

A Note From the CEO
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A Note From the CEO

Surita Sandosham applauds smallholder farmers for leading in sustainable development and safeguarding the environment, and urges the global...

Solar Power in Uganda: Cutting Milk Loss, Lowering Energy Costs and Increasing Farmers’ Income
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Climate

Solar Power in Uganda: Cutting Milk Loss, Lowering Energy Costs and Increasing Farmers’ Income

In rural Uganda, smallholder farmers leverage the sun's energy to redefine dairy production for a brighter future.

Nepal Research Study Highlights Empowerment Benefits to Women Farmers from Heifer Projects
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Insights & Analysis

Nepal Research Study Highlights Empowerment Benefits to Women Farmers from Heifer Projects

Heifer Nepal's work sparks remarkable gains in women's economic status, gender equality and societal views on gender-based violence in this new...

“I Can Move Forward”: A Mother Finds Purpose in Raising Hens
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Work & Income

“I Can Move Forward”: A Mother Finds Purpose in Raising Hens

With support from Heifer Mexico and her women farmers’ group, Magali built a business selling cage-free eggs and gained a new lease on life in...

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2023 Annual Report: Catalyzing Opportunities
2023 Annual Report: Catalyzing Opportunities.

Announcements

2023 Annual Report: Catalyzing Opportunities

In 2023, Heifer International supported more than 798,000 smallholder farming households across 19 countries to develop their own pathways toward...

Women Entrepreneurs Sell Half a Million Eggs to Toks Restaurants in Mexico
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Work & Income

Women Entrepreneurs Sell Half a Million Eggs to Toks Restaurants in Mexico

Chart the success of 143 women entrepreneurs from Yucatán state, Mexico, who collectively sold half a million eggs to a major restaurant chain and...

A Life-Changing Loan, a Pathway to Prosperity in Bangladesh
A woman crouches in an agricultural field in Bangladesh.

Work & Income

A Life-Changing Loan, a Pathway to Prosperity in Bangladesh

Access to credit remains one of the greatest challenges for smallholder farmers, especially women. But when Marzan joined a Heifer-supported...