I have already got my hands in the pig farm.
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, one of my main projects has been working with community support groups for HIV+ people. A few months ago we received a grant for two such groups- one for a group in Bigasa Sub-county, and another for a group in Kitanda Sub-county. The grant is funding the construction of a “piggery” (pig sty/shelter) and two improved-breed pigs for each group. The group members will practice community farming to rear the pigs, and piglets will be distributed to group members for personal rearing. Things are still underway with the project, but here's what has gone on so far!
They start making the foundation!
The almost-finished structure:The group members gave me a chicken:
Group members and the piggery!
Bena and me:
The Kitanda Piggery!
There are going to be more educational sessions and a group study trip to a really well-run piggery in a nearby village, and we plan to get the pigs in May!