For six years, our partners have been working with 1,000 internally displaced people, victims of the civil war in Uganda. These people have become farmers, learning to farm land successfully through the simple act of growing groundnuts.
Now our partners want more farmers to improve their economic status by expanding their activities.
We are helping them purchase livestock.
A pair of pigs will breed a litter enabling income from the sale and food to eat, year after year. Often pigs are one of the first animals a farmer will rear and can help to generate enough income to pay for a child’s school fees. Farmers will also sell a number of pigs to go on and buy goats.
Jennifer, a widow, began rearing livestock in order to provide for her 5 children following the death of her husband. Through the support of her farming group, affectionately known as the ‘peace lovers’, she has been able to feed, clothe and educate her children.
£20 will buy a pair of pigs for one farmer.