One way that we are able to help rural families develop sustainable and profitable lasting change, is through our Livestock Program & Training initiative. This is an income generation program focused on helping families start small businesses centred on breeding livestock which can provide them with a much-needed income source. In addition to receive seed livestock to begin their small business, a representative of each beneficiary family will be involved in a series of training on the care required for their livestock.
This income generation program is a revolving loan system where the initial recipient will receieve a loan to purchase a piglet and will have time to generate income and repay the loan. Once the loan is repaid it will then go out to other villagers who will then in turn do the same over time. As a result, the wider village will benefit and the economic situation will develop, and develop new skills in the family
Through this program, we aim to increase the level of income, employment opportunities, food security and nutrition for those involved.
$160 provides one family with either: one healthy female piglet or a flock of ducks/chickens