Why not go the whole hog and give a piglet? Everyone love piglets! These precious little piggies can help women in places like Vietnam earn a living and escape poverty.
“Before, my husband used to make the decisions. Then I received a pig from Oxfam and was able to sell six piglets. I saved about 50% and used the rest to buy fertiliser and books for my children’s studies. Now my husband asks me for money to spend and we make decisions together.”
— Thao Thi Muy Lao (pictured), pig farmer, Vietnam
Pigs are an extraordinary friend to a family trying to escape poverty. A pig will help fertilise crops, breed with other pigs, and provide an important source of income once piglets are sold at market. 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.