I completely missed International Women’s Day on March 8th this year, and I’m feeling a little guilty about that. So I’m going to do one post at the end of each one of my trips, comprised of photos of the beautiful women I met in that country.
The women of Haiti were a constant source of inspiration to me: strong, brave, incredibly hard-working, and courageous in ways I cannot fathom. And despite their hard lives, full of joy.
But to be honest, I’m blown away by the women in every country I visit. On this planet there are 650 million smallholder farmers who produce 70% of all the food we eat. And the majority of those farmers are women.
When we help women farmers, we’re simply being smart –because with tools, training and technology, they will do what women always do: they’ll feed us, take care of us, and provide.
If I loved Heifer International for nothing else, it would be for its tireless, inventive, and unwavering commitment to empowering women farmers around the world to grow more, earn more, learn more, and achieve security for themselves and their families.
I’m seriously tickled pink to be a tiny part of this important work, and I can’t believe that I have the privilege of introducing you to these remarkable women (and there’s a story behind each one of these photos).
Happy International Women’s Day!! (let’s pretend it’s today).
And yes, I am in Peru now, and to prove it, here’s a little taste of things to come (it’s a female so it fits the theme).
I love Heifer International for the same reasons you enumerated on your blog. Also, because I have four girls and have always been fascinated by the “lives of the saints” who many are women and were remarkable role models in their era and often ahead of their time.
I now have a whole new slew of women (because of your blog) who are the cutting edge for their cultural era. These amazing women around the globe are current-day role models that my girls can look up to and understand the power of the female specie.