Heifer was founded on a simple belief: ending hunger begins with giving people the means to feed themselves. Today, millions of families in 115 countries have been given the gifts of self-reliance and hope. Every family and community receiving animals also receives training in environmentally sound, sustainable agriculture. Recipient families pass on the gift by sharing one or more of their animals’ offspring with other struggling families. Each recipient becomes a donor. This process enhances self-esteem, ensures program continuity, builds solidarity and multiplies the benefits of the original gift for generations to come. A portion of the proceeds from this publication will be donated to Heifer International.