A beneficiary's happy piglet
The start of the new year has ushered in a breath of fresh air and enriched confidence for the beneficiaries of the Cameroonian Widow Pig Project. There is an 80% percentage restocking effort surfacing from the second group of beneficiaries. The women have high spirits and hope for a fruitful future. Several widows are receiving outstanding profits, ranging from 150,000 to 240,000 francs as income, from their pig rearing efforts. Beneficiaries have been empowered socially and most importantly financially. Our recipients, for the first time in their lives, are capable of earning income and using their hard earned money to pay children’s school fees. Others can now afford housing repairs, medications to improve personal health, farming fungicides/pesticides and more piglets for future growth.
In light of their abundant success, widows are also ensuring the good condition of existing piglet pens. We continue to have an overflow of calls from other quarters, even as far off as the North West Region, for the project’s accessibility to other widows throughout Cameroon; but we have very limited resources. Through your noble global giving donations, we will have an opportunity to reach these women.
In spite of this, on Wednesday, January 30th, a field team visited a current beneficiary who is unable to continue with the project due to unforeseen financial issues surrounding her housing and children‘s health. It is our wish to use the Global giving funds to support this woman’s restarting efforts for pig farming; while sourcing for other funds to help her refurbish her house.
Taking into account the above mention lapse, it is important to note that four of the five widows selected from the last survey are currently restocking and devoted to pig rearing. Ultimately, our organization together with the widows of Cameroon are truly appreciative for your efforts and monetary support that empower w omen with pigs rearing activities as an income generation activity.
Thanks Aldous Lekeanyi and Erica JohnsonAttachments: