Our Make a Splash for Uganda fundraiser provided the needed funding to create a piggery for the Kyamaganda Community Development Organization located in the Lwengo District of Uganda.
The community has been hard at work ever since. The women and children began by planting cassava and other root vegetables to feed the piglets.
Classes in animal husbandry and business economics have been offered to the women, as the piggery is mainly their enterprise.
The men built a water catchment system that will provide clean water for the piglets. Rain water will run off the roof and into this tank.
They have built stys for 22 piglets, coating the wood with oil and tar to prevent rot.
Finally, the piglets have arrived!
We lack only one thing to complete this story: we are still searching for a qualified individual in the US who can act as an email-mentor to provide additional resources to the KCDO community.
We want to ensure that this first foray into pig farming will be a continuing success story. If you know of anyone with skills in pig farming, please contact us!