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Piggery Project

The Piggery Project began in the village of Kashija, and it too has seen much growth and success in the past two years. 

 

The project was started with just ten pigs that TAPU gave to ten of the village women.  These women and their families then cared for the pigs, and once the pigs had reproduced and weaned, one piglet was returned to TAPU to be given to another family in need. 

 

The rest of the piglets belonged to each woman and her family, and they could either continue to birth piglets, use the pigs for meat, or sell the pigs in the market.  This project has enabled the women of Kashija to support their families by providing food and sending their children to school.

 

 

Another important part of the piggery project is TAPU's role in maintaining a healthy and productive environment for the project's pigs.  This involves building suitable pig houses, educating the women in how to properly care for pigs, and spraying the pigs twice a month in order to prevent parasites and disease.

Piggery Project