Mountains of Hope is currently building an orphanage and school for 50 vulnerable children in rural Uganda. In order to make the school self-sustaining, we are creating a variety of income-generating ventures including a piggery. In addition to funding scholarships, the piggery will teach children book-keeping and business skills, provide food for the school, and give piglets to the surrounding community.
90% of orphanages in Uganda close down because they run out of funds and sponsorships. The children living there lose the stability and support that the orphanage once provided, and are forced to live on their own. For this reason, we want to make sure that our orphanage is self-sustaining, which is possible through the piggery and other small businesses.
Mature pigs will be slaughtered for pork and brought to large markets for sale. 5% of the profits will be invested in local banks for sustainable income generation. The remainder of the income will go to child sponsorships and day-to-day operations of the orphanage. When piglets are produced, we will give them to community members to rear , thereby improving the economic status of local families. Our kids will also learn valuable business skills and have access to pork meat.
The piggery project will build connections between the community and the children at the orphanage, supporting local families and creating a network of care for the kids.
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