Livestock Impact Stories from Iganga,Bulanga Uganda (March 2021)
Centre for Evangelism, CM’s partner in Uganda, has been implementing a livestock intervention program in rural Uganda targeting youth and women from low-income families with support from Children’s Mission from 2016. Families received goats or chicken. Participants were also encouraged to save and start income generating activities. Below are some impact stories from participants.
MEET Jennifer Nabirye: “Livestock helped me pay my children school fees after losing my dear husband.”
“I received the goats after I lost my husband. Life in this season was not good. My children were chased from school because I could not afford to pay the school fees. Today, my children are doing well. My 3rd born, Vidha, is studying a diploma in business administration at Makerere University Business School, the official national university.
Jennifer and daughter, Vidha standing behind the piggery
I have been able to pay for the costs from the sale of the piglets. In February 2021, I sold piglets and made 218 USD. My neighbors have also been inspired and have started their own piggeries.”
Jennifer received 2 goats from CFE and these multiplied to 10 goats. She sold the goats to pay school fees for her 4 children and used the balance to buy 2 piglets. Nabirye has grown from owning 2 piglets to over 17 pigs and piglets.
Jennifer plans to grow her farm to accommodate 30 pigs. Her daughter, Vidha is inspired by her mother and is interested in starting her own livestock farm.
Jennifer built the pig sty herself after being disappointed by mason she hired to help her. She recycles materials like old beds, windows and door frames
Jennifer hopes to expand the farm to 30 pigs on the piece of land above
Jennifer has inspired her neighbor to start a similar project to increase the family’s income