PIGS creating a future for 150 families

FAMILY PIG BUSINESSES are now bringing hope to Guide County in Qinghai Province. This Captivating project, in partnership with SHAMTSE, our Qinghai registered charity partner, has just been completed.  50 of the poorest families in the village of over 1,300 people are tonight sleeping with hope of a brighter and more secure tomorrow.  Each family has received a quality pigsty, quality breeding sow, and are in the process of receiving expert training and support on the latest pig-raising techniques. The aim of this program is to permanently improve household incomes by helping them develop a quality pig breeding program. There are other benefits: village sanitation will start to improve because all pigs are now kept in warm and tidy sties rather than living in the family home or roaming the village; money will be saved from buying market priced meat; and pig dung will from now on be easily collected in one place and used as fertilizer.

NO FREE GIFT:  This program comes with only one condition to the families – they must pass on the gift of a piglet to two other families.  This means that over the next 4 years another 100 families will have piglets passed on to them. In turn, many more children will benefit and more mothers will be able to generate income while looking after their children at home.

The project implementation started in late June and was completed end of July.  Training on pig raising is now being conducted for these families and they have just received their piglets. The recipients are very excited to have their own family sties and are very grateful to Captivating International and Shamtse for bringing a better life and future to them and their children. This project has been funded thanks to the 2014 Shenzhen Annual Captivating Charity Auction – see captivatinggala.com for more details of this event (next one coming up Oct 17).

For more information about this project, or to find out how you could partner with Captivating to bring lasting change to families in remote rural locations, contact andrewc@captivating.org

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