Piglets for Prosperity in Burundi
About this Mission Project
In Burundi, more than 80% of the people live on $1.25/day—well below the international poverty line. Overpopulation has strained already scarce resources in a country plagued with economic instability and poor soil. Families struggle to generate enough money to afford their next meal.
The Union of Baptist Churches in Burundi has created a project to provide 100 families with two piglets each. A veterinarian will train the recipients in animal husbandry, health, diet and maintenance.
Pigs multiply quickly while also producing manure that will fertilize the soil, increasing crop production and bringing much-needed hunger relief. The offspring can be sold to others in the community, generating income for each family.
- $141 will provide one family with two piglets, a veterinary care kit and training.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $14,095 to provide 100 families in Burundi with two piglets each.
This project will be managed by the Rev. Silas Ntukamazina, general secretary of the Union of Baptist Churches in Burundi.
It is anticipated that this project will empower families to become self-reliant and increase the resources available to them through better crop production and the sale of future piglets.
Connect to this Mission Project
- Please pray with the Rev. Silas Ntukamazina of the Union of Baptist Churches of Burundi that the success of this project may alleviate the strain on their households caused by hunger and poverty.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- To donate by check, write Burundi/Piglets for Prosperity on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For more information, contact Chris Marziale.
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Burundi is one of the most densely populated countries, leading to a shortage of land for agriculture and making it the hungriest country in the world. This project will enable families to provide for themselves, both financially and nutritionally.