Case study: Dona Helen's perfect pigs

"CAFOD is helping me make a living. I have a kitchen garden to grow fruit and vegetables and I also have pigs." Dona Helen, Nicaragua

Survival can be a struggle for farming families in rural Nicaragua. However, life for Dona Helen and her family, has improved dramatically in recent years.

As members of a community group supported by CAFOD, they secured an income generation loan to help them buy pigs, fruit trees and seeds for her family garden.

Breeding pigs is a wonderful way for Dona Helen to make a living, helping her to give her children greater opportunities in life.

The pig that provides

From the tip of its snout to its curly tail, a pig provides a brilliant business for people living in poverty. With a supply of pigs to sell at market, this sustainable charity gift could help a family put food on their table for years to come.

Why buy this Pig that provides gift?

  • Help a poor family bring home the bacon with this unusual charity gift. Go the whole hog and buy a foodie this perfect pig!
  • Pigs can be fed on vegetable scraps and are an important food source for poor families
  • The income raised from breeding and selling pigs can help families send their children to school.

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