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    Investing now, multiplying later!

    Day 47

    A Pig Investment

    In many parts of the world, livestock are a highly prized commodity. Livestock can be such a sustainable investment, as they often offer an ongoing source of income. Who wouldn’t want that?

    Today, we looked to see how we might support this highly desired form of income and found ourselves working with three cooperative groups in Oruchinga, who all had refugee-run piggeries!

    These groups have a track record of success, and we decided to support them by buying additional pigs that would help their groups grow and have a wider impact in the community. Each of the three groups received five pigs — three female and two male — and promised to give us updates on how they were doing.

    Zawadi, a group leader, was especially excited about the pigs, “the purpose of the pigs is to multiply. Whenever our group has a problem, they can sell one of the pig’s offspring to help the member. Our group has 25 members now and these pigs will help supplement what we have. After the pigs give birth, we will be able to give a pig to every member. And we will start recording what happens with the pigs—when one gives birth or when one dies.”

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