A truly philanthro-pig gift! Pigs are giving creatures. Their poop helps fertilise crops and it's a renewable energy source. Pigs also produce piglets that can be sold to earn a living. How great are pigs?!
“I got the pigs yesterday. I was filled with joy! Impacts that the pigs project will have on my life are that I will achieve food security, earn money as well as improving my life. I will send my grandchild to school because he will go there due to an income I will have earned.”
— Agnes Nyiramana (pictured), president of a pig cooperative, Rwanda
In Rwanda, where many families struggle with poverty, Oxfam is providing women with pigs, along with training in rearing and breeding. A pig will help fertilise crops, breed with other pigs, and provide an important source of income once piglets are sold at market. With this money, families can pay for essentials like food and education.
Wow you read right to the bottom of the page, now what? Here's some other fun things to try out: Why not buy a goat for a family or view all gifts to explore the different ways you can help transform the lives of people living in poverty.