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Give the gift of a pig

John Kpesese’s family received a pig from Heifer. The gift of a pig has changed their lives forever.

For $120, you can make a difference to another family just like the Kpeseses.

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John Kpesese
Greater Accra Region, Southern Ghana
John Kpesese
Greater Accra Region, Southern Ghana
  • Most pigs live 10-15 years and can thrive on crop and garden byproduct scraps while the average sow can provide 16 or more piglets a year, making it a viable and long term path to sustainability for Heifer recipient families.
  • Piglets can be sold for anywhere between $50 and $250 USD in most countries, which provides many farmers the ability to purchase clothing, schooling, and other important necessities.
  • Many families in the US still follow the holiday tradition of the peppermint pig. Families break the candy after dinner (inside a small cloth pouch) using a miniature hammer. Everyone shares in eating the pieces, hoping for good fortune in the coming year.
  • Since pretty much the dawn of time, pigs have been a symbol of health, wealth, good luck, and wisdom in a myriad of cultures.

Pigs Prove Prosperity is Possible

Pig gift donations are an excellent fit for some of the poorest families Heifer serves. Your donation not only supplies a pig for a family, it will also educate them in its care and feeding. Each donation of a pig:

  • Produces as many as 16 piglets that can be sold for income
  • Creates a steady supply of organic fertilizer, increasing crop yields

By providing much needed protein and nourishment, a pig donation can help pull a family from under the crushing burden of hunger. And thanks to the income earned from selling the offspring, your gift of a pig has the power to uplift entire communities.

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