Income from the pig farming project will meet the administrative costs for the Kenya office, allowing donor funding to be channelled directly to transformational programs. There is high demand for pork throughout Kenya. Manure from the pigs will be used to organically grow produce for pig feed and additional product to sell, as well as generate bio-gas on the half-acre farm.
Not only will the farm produce an additional food source for the local community, but will also be used for training pastoral leadership graduates and locals in pig farming for anyone interested.
At the moment, the project holds 5 pregnant sows and their piglets, plus surrounding crop fields. It currently has 3 sows with 15 piglets. The plan is to expand the facilities to hold a total of 20 sows and their piglets. The start-up costs total $18,000 with a monthly maintenance fee of $470. The current status of the project with 5 sows will earn a profit to cover 40% of the office’s overhead expenses. It is expected to pay for itself + the overhead expenses of the Kenya office once it reaches its full expansion and capacity of 20 sows.
“Sustainability has a holistic perspective. It’s not just for the staff, their salaries and the administration fees, but it extends into community transformation, which comes through our philosophy of holistic transformation.”
Dr. Faustin Ntamushobora