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!
Our friends from the Kyamaganda Community Development Organization asked us to help them build a sustainable pig farm so that they could enjoy food and provide themselves with a source of income.
We decided that we would dedicate ourselves to this seemingly impossible task. How were we, sitting here in the US, going to build a pig farm in Uganda?
We began with a pool party fund raiser, A Piggery Party: Make A Splash for Uganda, and invited all our friends from our community.
We wanted our donation requests to be fun, and not too intimidating.
We took a box of envelopes and numbered them 1-100. We spent several weeks decorating them.
And we attached them to our board. Under the board was a picture of the women and children we hoped to help.Soon we were ready to host our party. We served hot dogs and lemonade.
Each guest was asked to choose an envelope. They could donate the amount of the number on the envelope. We included our favorite book quotes as book markers, inside each envelope.
With so much support from our community, we were able to raise the funds needed to build a piggery!
And the Kyamaganda Community Development Organization in Masaka Uganda is able to start construction.
And now they are growing the food needed to feed piglets and have supplies to build stys.
Miracles are possible!