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July 8, 2015
I carried out a field visit to observe first-hand the work that the HKI-Niger staff had been conducting. One of HKI-Niger’s offices is located in Zinder – a large town some 895 kilometers from Niamey, Niger’s capital. As I was checking into my hotel I spotted a young man sitting with security...
July 7, 2015
Orange Fleshed Sweet Potatoes (OFSPs) have been scientifically proven to be the best source of vitamin A to combat the rapidly rising effects of vitamin A deficiency, one of which being blindness. At HKI, we believe that it is the responsibility of governments, research institutions, and NGOs to...
July 6, 2015
John Palmer, former President of Helen Keller International October 4, 2001 What attracted me to Helen Keller International wasn’t so much blindness, but the agency’s approach to international development. I think the paradigm that this agency embraced of trying to provide the ingredients to...
July 6, 2015
The Reaching Agent of Change (RAC) project advocates for improved policy and increased investment in the distribution of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potatoes (OFSP) . It is a highly nutritious crop, full of micronutrients that are crucial for reducing hunger and Vitamin A deficiency. Through the RAC...
July 6, 2015
Ishowri is a Village Model Farmer (VMF) who lives in a small village in the Rasuwa district, situated in the north of Nepal’s central region. Most households in this community depend upon agriculture as their major source of livelihood. Ishwori is one of many women in the district who have been a...
July 2, 2015
Jansen Noyes, Jr., Treasurer, President, and Chairman, successively, of HKI Board of Trustees, 1947 – 1992. January 14, 1993 I met Helen [Keller] at the American Foundation for the Blind when she wasn’t traveling, which she did for two or three months at a time every two or three years. She used to...
July 2, 2015
On June 15, 2014, we (myself, Nimani Dahal and Nibesh Moktan) headed to Banjh VDC-3 to monitor the poultry status at field level. We visited some of the households of our beneficiaries to observe the poultry rearing condition and regeneration status. One of our beneficiaries, Ms. Mina Bohara,...
July 2, 2015
Helen Keller International recently celebrated its Centennial Anniversary . In addition to a host of exciting commemorative events taking place in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Untied States, our global team members have taken on the challenge of sharing 100 stories about the important work that we...
July 1, 2015
On a recent tour of one of the many sites of our Suaahara project, which empowers women, their young children and their communities to build better lives through better nutrition, I met Bindu Bogati. She and her 13 months old son, Sushant looked healthy and well. She told me she feels happy looking...

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