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 poor families. Awesome!
“I’m very happy — raising pigs for bio-gas is a very good business … The bio-gas system produces all the gas we need for cooking. My wife is so pleased because she no longer has to spend lots of time collecting wood for burning and making charcoal. She is able to rest and we can enjoy time together.”
— Kum Van Nguyen (pictured), pig farmer, Vietnam
Pigs are an extraordinary friend to a family trying to break free from the cycle of poverty. In Vietnam, Oxfam is supporting an innovative project that turns the methane gas from pig manure into energy for households and schools, which cuts down on pollution and provides local people with jobs.
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.