Women & Girls

Lighting the Spark of Change
Women lighting candles and passing on the flame during a training session in a village.

Women & Girls

Lighting the Spark of Change

Where bias holds them back from income, independence and opportunity, women like Chhoti Kumari are banding together and blazing a new trail.

Why are Women Important in Farming?
A woman tends to crops in Kenya.

Women & Girls

Why are Women Important in Farming?

Every day, women farmers make invaluable contributions to agriculture — and with support to overcome the unique challenges they face, they are...

A Celebration of Women Around the World, in Photos
A woman stands in the doorway of her salon in Guatemala.

Women & Girls

A Celebration of Women Around the World, in Photos

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re proud to share the stories of women who are fighting for equality, inclusion and progress for all,...

‘There’s Room for Everyone’: The Women Breaking Barriers at Heifer Ranch
A woman wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap drives a large ATV.

Women & Girls

‘There’s Room for Everyone’: The Women Breaking Barriers at Heifer Ranch

This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the women of Heifer Ranch — and women across the globe — overcoming bias and making a...

The Kenyan Woman Changing Young Farmers' Futures
A headshot of Kenyan woman Victorine Atieno Owino.

Women & Girls

The Kenyan Woman Changing Young Farmers' Futures

With Heifer’s support, Victorine Owino has transformed the cooperative she manages into a thriving business hub, connecting local poultry farmers...

Seeds of Success: A Zambian Mother Lifts Up Her Community
A smiling woman wearing a purple headscarf and floral dress admires her new bicycle.

Women & Girls

Seeds of Success: A Zambian Mother Lifts Up Her Community

Betty Chisamu received training and support from Heifer Zambia in the form of high-quality seeds and a new bicycle. With her newfound knowledge,...

An Ambitious Mother Feeds Her Family, Fulfills New Dreams
A woman holds a handful of eggs at her farm in Cambodia.

Women & Girls

An Ambitious Mother Feeds Her Family, Fulfills New Dreams

With support from Heifer International, Tor Pon Louk has transformed from a struggling farmer into a successful business owner and leader for her...

Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women In Bihar, India
A group of women walking in the field.

Women & Girls

Breaking Barriers: Empowering Women In Bihar, India

Up against deep caste and patriarchal prejudices, women farmers in the Indian state of Bihar are changing the face of their participation in...

Breaking the Cycle of Illiteracy: One Family’s Gender Reckoning
An Indian woman stands amid her goat herd, smiling at the camera and balancing a bowl of fodder on her head.

Women & Girls

Breaking the Cycle of Illiteracy: One Family’s Gender Reckoning

After joining a Heifer India project in 2013, Panchu Devi learned to write — and to rethink, together with her family, long-held beliefs about...

Stalled by COVID-19, a Women’s Cooperative Turns to Social Media to Build a Booming Agribusiness
Stalled by COVID-19, a Women’s Cooperative Turns to Social Media to Build a Booming Agribusiness .

Women & Girls

Stalled by COVID-19, a Women’s Cooperative Turns to Social Media to Build a Booming Agribusiness

With COVID-19 cases rising and the market closed, members of the Akota Women’s Cooperative faced the risk of a huge loss without a market to sell...