Pigs are a “savings” account for many Haitian families. They can be sold to pay for schooling, medical needs, seeds for crops, and even as dowries for marriage!
About this Mission Project
The Kids for Kids goat project in Haiti has been so successful, they’re expanding to include pigs!
In the past, pigs were the backbone of the Haitian economy. In 1978 the indigenous pigs were destroyed to combat Swine Fever. Unfortunately the new imported pigs were costly to feed and haven’t done well in the Haitian climate. So why not just raise goats? The higher, cooler elevations of Haiti isn’t suitable for goats, but it is ideal for raising pigs.
A new hardy Creole black pig has been introduced and is doing well. Mature female pigs produce large litters of piglets which are often bought and sold before the mother pig has even given birth! The families who are given a pig to raise and sell, are then able to send their children to school and gives them hope for a better future
- $60 will purchase a female pig.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $5,000 to purchase approximately 80 female pigs. (The price varies a little from day to day on the local market.) The purpose of the project is to give a child under 18, a pig to raise and sell. The money they get from selling the piglets helps to send one child to school for a semester, including school fees, a school uniform, books, pencils and papers. This project will be managed by IM missionary Nzunga Mabudiga. It is anticipated that this project will raise the educational level in the villages, and create new economic opportunities for dozens of Haitian families.
Connect to this Mission Project
- Pray with Nzunga and the leaders of the Haitian churches as they determine which families with children will be given a pig to raise.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.