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Piggery Project - Lumuli Community - Goal = $365
How much is 4 women's lives (plus their children and grandchildren) worth?
We have already committed to and started this project with 65% funding.
PRAISE GOD - Update 7/25/16 - we have received these funds!
Maama Adyeeri, Scovia Kiyiga, Shakira, the pastor's wife, Rose. If you've been around our Heshima Flash Sale for any amount of time, you've met these women, heard their names, known they are loved. These four have teamed together for one of our biggest projects to date: a piggery. The plan? To raise pigs, mate, and sell the babies. Pigs are a big money-making opportunity in Uganda for meat.
One of these women had already saved up and built a small stall near her home, but could not afford the pig, feed, vaccinations, etc. She got a few friends involved and presented this idea to us through our ministry staff in Uganda. Their idea is two fold: 1) Learn how to rear pigs for profit through this sustainable project. 2) Teach others using the already in place infrastructure and help 4 more women's lives.
We built a large, 4 pig stall on the church's property (with the pastor's permission - a man who just gives and gives and helps raise multiple children and families). As these pigs grow, are bred, and give birth, the four women will be required to take their profits and build a stall on their own land to keep their pig and continue the cycle. THEN, the original 4 pig stall will be used in true Titus 2 fashion for the other purpose - to continue helping the community by offering it's use to another 4 women in the community.
We are already 65% funding and have already sent $700 for this project. We only need another $365 for it to be fully funded for the year!
Can you donate $25? Any number is welcome, but if we can get 15 friends to share $25, we are funded!!
We will keep you updated here with a percentage of what has been raised! Thank you so much for considering helping her!