Agroecology - In a world where land is overused, community members need to learn how to protect and rejuvenate their land, water and other natural resources. Heifer helps by teaching environmentally sound agricultural techniques. Animal Well-Being - Before any Heifer animal is passed along to a project partner, Heifer trains the new recipient in animal management, using our strictly enforced. Animal Welfare Guidelines Gender Equity - In Heifer's view, gender equity is a social justice and human rights issue that directly leads to ending hunger and poverty. That's why our participants are equal partners in sustainable development projects. HIV-AIDS - Today, we as a world community, confront AIDS, a virus that in the past 25 years has either infected or killed over 64 million people. It is not only a health issue, as it fractures every sector of society, for Heifer, it is a prominent concern in the arena of sustainable development. This is why Heifer is incorporating HIV/AIDS education in our community training groups. Microenterprise - Heifer provides both "no-interest living loans" in the form of livestock, as well as small monetary loans to help people start and expand businesses that yield big benefits for families. Urban Agriculture - Heifer is reconnecting city-dwellers with their food sources, building strong alliances and instilling an entrepreneurial spirit among adults and youth through our Urban Agriculture projects. Young People's Initiative - Heifer weaves youth-focused programs through all our project work and emphasizes young people's needs. Through Heifer International people who either have time to volunteer, through information booth that can be set-up during local events to inform the public of all these different avenues that Heifer International does to help people develop sustainable life styles. Even if a person on a limited budget. Through their on line gift catalog you can afford for as little as $10 a gift that can help a family gain independence to feed their families, communities, to start a micro-business and to pass on that gift to another family.