This may sound like the “same old same old”, but believe me it is reason for rejoicing.  We are now hearing the success stories of the women, and you, our supporters, please rejoice with us that lives are being changed from “bad to good.” Those are the words of Mariam Kaputi who joined the pig project in 2011.  Mariam and her husband, Richard have 5 children and until she joined what we call the Wilbur Project they could not get enough crops to feed the children or to buy the basic needs for their children to go to school.  The group she joined began with 3 pigs ~  two females and one male.  Bless that boar; the two lady pigs produced 14 piglets right off the bat.  He was sold to pay off their loan, one pig went to their church and each woman  got their very own pigs.  Mariam got 6 piglets.  Two were sold to buy a goat and in 2013 her remaining pigs produced more piglets.  No birth control on those producers!  Mariam and Richard continued to sell their pigs until they could buy metal sheets to begin a new house.  There is no such thing as instant gratification in Africa.  It takes a lot of patience and hard work to get ahead ~ to educate children and to have a decent home.  Gradually, their dream has become a reality.  They now live in their new house all because of their pigs.  And all because of you dear donors!  Could you have ever imagined what a small donation could do to change lives from bad to good?  

Here are the pigs and now I shall try to put Mariam’s picture on the blog.  That is still a chore for me!

RUTH'S PIGS

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