Pig Farm for Women's Collective (FULLY FUNDED)

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Pig Farm for Women's Collective (FULLY FUNDED)



PIGGERY PROJECT reached its goal! Thanks! Info Below )

Location: Rwensenene Village, Rwabaranga Parish, Mpefu Sub-County, Buyaga County, Kagadi District, Western Region in Bunyoro Sub-Region, Uganda

Project Leaders: the following are the leaders of Act for the Poor Association (APA)

Mrs. Moreen Mbabazi-----------------------------Chairperson- 0782116168

Mrs. Susan Nyakaisiki--------------------------------------Vice Chairperson-

Mrs. Rebbecca Kugonza----------------------------------G/Secretary- 0706368040

Mrs. Immaculate Atuhairwe------------------------------Treasurer

Mrs. Jackline Biira-------------------------------------------Coordinator- 0777432211

Ms. Annet Biira----------------------------------------------Committee Member

Mrs. Grace Kyamanywa------------------------------------ ,, ,,

Mrs. Mary Tugume----------------------------------------- ,, ,,

Mrs. Anorine Tuhairwe------------------------------------ ,, ,,

They all use the same email; actforthepoorn@gmail.com

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Start-Up Funds Needed (Total Cost): $500

We wish to obtain financial aid amounting to US$ 500 from you that would be added to our little contribution to facilitate the implementation of the pig farming community based project in Mpefu Sub County, Kagadi district, Bunyoro Sub Region, Western Uganda.

Project Description:

After the aforementioned needs assessment, the following projects were proposed heifer and goat project, micro-credit, coffee growing, Piggery and it was very well accepted that Piggery keeping is the one to bring quick and wide spread impact because of its advantage over the environment. It was seen that this project will help families of the women have a project that will raise income for the members. This will assist Act for the Poor Association-APA offer better services to the women and get a project that can generate income for them.


To empower the Act for the Poor rural women through engaging them in Piggery for daily income generation and poverty alleviation in their homesteads


To have trained 25 women from the community as community trainers of trainees on Piggery Keeping and management

To have all women get piglets for income that will be on a revolving basis.

To establish a training demonstration for piggery for the people to train from

Describe Local Competition (if any)

There is no competition in Rwensenene. Act for the Poor Association (APA) is the only organization operating in the area.

Why do you think this project will make money?

Piggery will make money. One pig if well maintained produces more than 10 piglets. In a year it produces twice. In simple calculation if one piglet is sold at Uganda shillings 80,000, it will be 80,000 X 10 X 2= 1,600,000. This income per year will be from one pig. So it will make money.


Cost of Items Needed for Project

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The funds will be used to do the following,

Purchase 10 piglets to be given to 12 members @ at US$ 25= 300

Pay the facilitator during the two day training @ day 20 x 2 = 40

Buy training Materials--------------------------------------------------------= 70

Buy medication for the pigs for one year-------------------------------= 90

TOTAL US $500 ($250 has already been donated)

Additional Expenses

The additional expenses will be met by Act for the Poor Association-APA. We shall provide meals to the participants for two days. The cost for this will be US$ 150


(How much profit is estimated? What do you base those numbers on?)

After we have supplied the first batch, it will take 8 Months for the pigs to produce. After one year we will be selling the piglets. In the first year we will have no profits for two reasons.

The first reason is that we will be distributing piglets to members who never received to make all members get piglets.

The second reason is that we will be meeting the labor put in to raise the piglet for a period of one year.

However, after this, the project will begin making profits as follow, each pig will be making a profit of 1,000,000/= Uganda shillings. We are basing on one pig producing 10 piglets but sometimes one pig can produce 15 piglets. At the price of 80,000/= per piglet.


(How long will it take to make a profit? How much money is expected monthly, annually, etc.?)

It will take us one year to make a profit. We expect annually 1,000,000/= from one pig. With our initial 12 pigs, we expect 12,000,000/=. On average, from the 12 pigs, we expect on average 1,000,000/= per month.


(Describe how the profits will help the community)

The project direct beneficiaries will be the 25 women trained as TOT’s in Piggery keeping and management (disease control, feeding and marketing).

The community households will also benefit indirectly by adopting the new knowledge of Piggery keeping for income generation and poverty reduction in homesteads.

The project beneficiaries participated on the designing and planning of this project in its initial stage of participatory rural appraisal where three tool kits were used thus; F.G.D-focus group discussion, seasonality and wealth ranking (WR) tool kits which reflected the future of these beneficiaries that after completion, the beneficiaries will have been empowered and be in position to be the main producers of pigs in the district and the region at large.

The profits will be used to extend the project to the rest of the community and help APA spread the act of making the people adopt pig farming.

What did you learn from the Critical Thinking Workshop - that is valuable for your project’s success?

In the Critical Thinking Workshop we emphasized on the church and witch craft. The churches included the Adventist church and Muslims. They prohibit the keeping of pigs and eating pork. It is regarded as a taboo that has kept the community in poverty due the laws that don’t work for the community. The witchcrafts as well don’t love people who keep pigs. Our Critical Thinking Workshop highlighted the dangers of witchcraft and the church in the creation of poverty and death among its people. Our Muslim members and Adventists agreed to adopt the new culture of keeping pigs and use of condoms. The workshop opened the eyes of the local and changed their level of thinking towards the church and witchcraft.

What did you learn from the Entrepreneur’s Workshop - that is valuable for your project’s success?

The Entrepreneur’s Workshop is valuable to our project’s success because it opened our eyes that entrepreneurs take risks. It emphasized on record keeping and loving ones business as the best. It trained us that beginning small and growing big is the best solution for development.

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