Despite representing half the population, women are disproportionately affected by hunger and poverty and their underlying causes. If women had the same access to resources as men, the number of hungry people in the world could be reduced by up to 17%.
In addition to their well known animal gifting program, Heifer International also does critical, impactful work to support and empower these women. By equipping and empowering marginalized women with resources and training, Heifer International is ensuring women have the means to live sustainable livelihoods and are reaching leadership positions at every level.
This spring, we worked with Heifer to focus on igniting a global community of women and prove that when women come together and support one another, we all rise. We asked “Who stood beside and behind you?” and here were the responses: