Growing the Economy of Love: Uganda Piggery Project
In the village of Masaka in the distant country of Uganda, many of the households are child-headed, meaning that in the absence of parents, the older siblings must provide for the younger siblings to be fed, have a home, and go to school. Besides the child-headed households, almost every villager is grappled by the area’s poverty.
A major reason that poverty has hit this area so hard is that the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which has devastated much of Africa, is especially evident. This is obvious to see, looking at the high number of child-headed households in Masaka. In a community that suffers so much, discouragement and hopelessness are expected…
However, in 2010, LifeTeen Uganda was formed. This youth ministry was formed by young Ugandans in order to lead teens in the area closer to Christ and to improve the welfare of the local communities through evangelism and to enable development that will increase life skills and behavior change according to God’s Word.
Our Church is incredible! Even amidst trials and sufferings, the light of God shines brightly.
LifeTeen Uganda is beginning a pig-farming project, as a means to provide a safe and wholesome way for the impoverished in Masaka to generate income necessary for food, water, shelter, and medicine.
The budget for the project is $2,879.30 and an itemized budget sheet for provisions can be found below. The proposal is for funds needed to start the project, but research gone into this project’s planning states that once started, the pig farm will be self-sufficient.
For more information about this project, check out Matt Lafleur’s blog at verboseguy.wordpress.com and please donate on this right side of this screen if you are able.
And if you give yourself to the hungry
And satisfy the desire of the afflicted,
Then your light will rise in darkness
And your gloom will become like midday.