Pigs mean more than just luck
For example, one family in Laos has the chance of ensuring itself additional income by having an own pig with 30 euros.
Whether pigs, sheeps, goats or cows – breeding and farming with animals can save lives in development countries.
The Welthungerhilfe helps people improving the water supply and feeding of animals and implement vaccination campaigns, for example in Laos.
Traditional animal healers in the Nentarajo community in Kenia are as well trained in order to fight epizootics successfully. Since healthy animal herds will ensure long term supply of nutrition to the people of the community. Families especially depend on milk of cows, camels and goats as daily aliments in the meagre towns. Much more people of the region also profit from the health of the animals indirectly.
”Pigs and other animals are often the ‘money-bank of the small man’ and more safe than a bank account. If a family is able to gain only a little bit more than it needs, they often invest in an animal easy to be held. If the family needs money, e.g. when one member of the family gets ill and needs medicine, they sell the pig again”, explained Petra Küper, speaker of the Welthungerhilfe.
- The people in Nentaraja in Kenia live from animal farming.
- Almost half the 41 million of inhabitants of Kenia are poor and the unemployment has reached 40 percent.
- Especially women are able to ensure some income by means of holding animals after the Welthungerhilfe trained them in how to hold them.