KAILI Village – Hope Comes in All Shapes and Sizes

Most of us would not think of hope coming in the form of a pig (picture 001)…but for this 89-year old woman (picture 002), it provides a way for her to support herself in her sunset years in her own home in her village.

For this family (picture 003) it means that Mom and Dad can support their family while living in their village with their children rather than leaving their children behind as they travel to the city to try and find meager work as migrants. When asked what her dream is for her daughter, this mother said, “I want to be able to send her to school.”

For this grandmother and her grandson (picture 004) it means, not only can they be self-supporting,  they both also have access to ongoing training programs that are teaching them how to best raise their pigs and the importance of cleanliness…not only for the animals but also for their village and for their home. This grandmother was particularly happy about that because she said her grandson is now very diligent in doing his chores which include chopping and preparing the food for the pigs and keeping their home clean and tidy.

And hope can surely be seen in the “happy” written on these faces (picture 005). Their village is full of families benefiting from this development effort. Over and over villagers shared their thankfulness for the opportunity to stay in their homes and in their village and have the means to support their families. Because, as we all know, “there’s no place like home.”  (Written by Judene Irvine, Captivating Board Member, during a recent inspection of the project – also pictured in 002).

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