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World of Girls

During their second year as Brownies (3rd grade), my Girl Scout troop worked on a journey called "World of Girls." Click the title of this story to read more...

I am a woman among women, and my family is well respected in the village
Gagnessiri Ndiaye,
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Swap Meet Sends a Girl to School

I have 30 students from a Title I school where more than 75% of them receive free and reduced lunch. They participated in two swap meets, a bake sale, the Chores for Change fundraiser, collecting cans and bottles and asking for donations in order to collect enough funds to help send a girl to school. Click the title of this story to read more...


St. Bridget Students Send a Girl to School

I am the first grade teacher at St. Bridget School in Manchester, CT. I am writing you this letter because this enclosed gift of $368 is very special. It is a gift from the children in grades 1 and 8 in our school...

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Dang Hong Thuy from Vietnam


Thuy received the gift of geese and they have been a perfect match on her small farm. The training she received provided essential knowledge in their care.

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Gladys from Uganda


The chickens her grandmother received made it possible for her to care for Gladys and her 11 cousins who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

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Sinath from Cambodia


Sinath says, "I think Passing on the Gift® was the best activity in our life. I was so excited."

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Edwin from Guatemala


When Edwin's mother received 10 chickens, she was overwhelmed with gratitude by the kindness of strangers.

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Nancy from Ecuador


The chickens Nancy received from Heifer made an immediate difference. Now she can earn income to pay for her children's education.

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Marietta from Armenia

Marietta's chickens provide her with about seven eggs a day that she can sell to local shops.

Heifer for the Holidays

Family Passes on the Gift for the Holidays

Several years ago, we, and several members of our family, decided we didn't need any more gifts to ourselves since we had plenty already. We decided the best thing to do was to give to Heifer International, which is what we now do every year.

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Heifer's 12 Cornerstones Changed My Family's Life


In November 2012, the Chemrouen Cheat Khmer (CCK) organization and Heifer Cambodia started the "Improving Income and Nutrition through Community Empowerment” (INCOME) project in our village. Our family decided to join the self-help group in late 2012 and things began to change.

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Regine and Justine: Cameroon Women Turn Things Around

Regine Ndjiwo, 55, and Justine Passo, 50, are members of Heifer projects in the western region of Cameroon, a little over nine miles from Heifer’s office in Bamenda. They are part of GIC APEB (Groupe d’Initiative Commune d’Apiculture et Eleveurs de Bamepah) created in Bamepah Village.

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Young Poultry Farmer has Big Dreams

My name is Zhenya. I am from the Kirants community of Armenia. I am 14. I attend the Heifer youth club in our village. In 2012, I developed a business plan that was approved by Heifer Armenia, and I received a small youth grant to realize my business plan. Heifer gave me 40,000 Armenian drams (about $100) as a youth business start-up.