Women of lower castes in rural India face a life of unyielding hardship. But once the restraints of class and gender are loosened, these women can thrive, bringing their families and communities along with them.
Since 2013, Heifer International Guatemala has been connecting cooperatives of cardamom farmers to domestic and international buyers, cutting out the middlemen.
Geoff Oliver Bugbee has covered Heifer International projects around the globe. He shares with us some of his most rewarding experiences and advice for photographers who would follow in his footsteps.
Women take the lead on Heifer's projects in Nicaragua. As the mercury goes up and rainfall levels drop, farming families in the dry corridor tweak techniques to keep their crops growing.