Tired of giving people useless crap they don’t really need? Give ‘em this totally useful crap instead! The methane gas from this pig poo can be converted into cheap, renewable energy for vulnerable families. Awesome!
“Before they gave us biogas, my projects used to fail. I was a tailor, and I just didn’t have time for both tailoring and cooking. The biogas has helped me have more time with my husband, and to share and exchange ideas on new projects and business.”
— Christine Manirafasha, (pictured), tailor, Rwanda
Pigs are an extraordinary friend to a family trying to break free from the cycle of poverty. In Rwanda, Oxfam is supporting an innovative project that helps families switch to renewable energy – using pig manure. The manure can be converted into eco-friendly bio-gas, making cooking easier, quicker and safer than using firewood – freeing up essential time for women to earn a living.
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.