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How Heifer Works

How Heifer Works

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Goats and bees and water buffalo are useful—but there’s more to our success! Learn more about the ways Heifer makes a difference in the communities where we work. 

We work hard to connect farmers with value chains that provide an increase in income. Multiplied by strong social capital and women’s empowerment, our work results in a sustainable solution to world hunger and poverty. 

Topics in this theme: 
Value chains
Social capital
Women’s Empowerment

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Value chains: Defines and explains value chains and how they fit into Heifer’s work; Gives stories from East Africa (dairy development), Central America (cardamom growers cooperative), South America (chocolate farmers; acai in the Amazon)

Social capital: Defines and explains social capital, how it plays out in our lives and in the lives of Heifer project participants; Gives stories from Vietnam, Nicaragua, Kenya and United States. Rich discussion questions allow students to examine how they use social capital.

Women’s Empowerment: Explains research about the impact of women on farming/agriculture. Describes how Heifer projects are structured to empower women and girls; Gives stories from India, Nepal, Rwanda, Haiti, Peru. 

FUTURE TOPICS/COMING SOON:
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