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August 10, 2015
Working hard to make a living is not something new for Alveret Tloim, 38, a father of two from Mella village. After graduating from high school, he sold water around the village, served as a conductor on public transportation, and other odd jobs to help his family financially and to send his four...
July 30, 2015
“As a human being, we can never live alone. It is really a great blessing for me that I can be useful to others in reducing malnutrition among children in the area of the Besmalak Health Post.” Yohana Manao, 44, a mother of four in Hoi village, appreciates her volunteer duties at the Besmalak...
July 27, 2015
Over the past year, Helen Keller International has been working to bring our Homestead Food Production program to four districts of Ratanakiri Province in Cambodia, which is among the least developed countries in the world. The main objective of the project is to improve the health, nutrition and...
July 27, 2015
Last summer, I started growing vegetables in a small garden bed on a 6’ x 6’ plot. I wanted my children to have first-hand experience about the programs that HKI offers, such as the Enhanced Homestead Food Production program . This program provides poor households in Africa and Asia with education...
July 27, 2015
Helen Keller International’s efforts to bring our Homestead Food Production program to Cambodia has helped families like Mr. Phorn and Ms. Havas by providing a range of training, educational and material support to improve the quality and quantity of food produced, as well as improve a number of...
July 21, 2015
I am Chinese-Vietnamese American. During the Vietnam War, my family received aid from a number of humanitarian organizations, so I have always understood first-hand the powerful impact of international organizations that help families in need. Once the war ended, my family lived in refugee camps in...
July 13, 2015
While on a field supervisory visit for the Hilton Trachoma Elimination Project , I entered the hut of a 5 year-old boy named Nazifi Aminou who had been referred as an “unsaveable case” by the local Chief Medical Officer at one of the health posts in the district of Madarounfa (Tahoua Region, 550 km...
July 10, 2015
Manju Thekre is a 23 year old resident of Ragiwada Village in the Darchula district of Nepal, where she lives with her husband, 17-month-old daughter, mother-in-law, father-in-law, and brother-in-law. Manju is identified as a “1000 days mother,” referring to the first 1000 days from conception up...
July 9, 2015
“I was inspired to construct a semi-intensive poultry coop after learning about its importance during a mothers’ group meeting at Tachai village. I could not continue to stand by while my poultry was ruining my neighbor’s Homestead Food Production (HFP) garden.” These are the words of Mr. Karna...
July 8, 2015
In the wake of the devastating 7.9 earthquake that hit Nepal this past April, we went to the Nuwakot district to conduct field level assessments and focus group discussions with the communities in order to understand what needed to be done in order to rebuild and recover. We had visited a village...

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