Income Generation Activity In Vietnam
With the generous heart of our sponsors, Good Neighbors Australia in partnership with Good Neighbors Vietnam are running an income generation project for families in Tan Bac and Yen Thanh Commune, Quang Binh District. The project provides each household with 2 domesticated sow pigs.
Pig's provide varied benefits for these families. A pig is a familiar domestic animal to the local people, and many have previous experience in raising them. Importantly, a pig can be raised in a short time and provide substantial income for families. An added bonus is that pigs can eat food scraps and garden waste!
So, while being eco-friendly, they also do not put financial burden on the families receiving them.
How is it Sustainable?
Black sow pigs are specifically grown for breeding. Each sow pig can bear 8-12 piglets two times per year. The owner can then decide to sell the piglets and/or breeding can continue.
A full grown sow pig weighs approx. 80kg and can earn families approx. 8,000,000 VND (447 AUD per pig).
Who Will Your Donation Go To?
Families are chosen against the following criteria:
Ms. Chinh's Story
"I feel so happy and thankful for this support. It has helped me and my family a lot during this difficult time".
Ms. Chinh’s main job is farming. The family faces many difficulties regarding living income. They are living in a makeshift house and the floor is paved with cement. After years of saving, the family has built a brick wall surrounding the house. However, the house is still roofed with old sheets and the doors are made of bamboo sheets.
Ms. Chinh shared "After my husband passed away, I alone took on a lot of work, being both a mother and a father raising my children". "Many times, I considered going far away from home to earn more money, but then my children would be at home alone, with no-one to take care of and teach them. So I chose to stay home and become a farmer, growing vegetables and producing food to feed my family".
"Thanks to the support of Good Neighbors International and your donations, I have been gifted 2 black pigs. I feel so happy and thankful for this support. It has helped me and my family a lot during this difficult time. We will raise pigs for further income. My children will also help me raise them after school. Hopefully, we will have a new herd of pigs, so that in the next school year, I will have more money to spend for my children’s education".