We are working together with Pastor Moses in Dedza Malawi. Together, we have created Empowerment Projects, which supports 110 widows and women in poverty. This project empowers women to create sustainable lives through pig productions.
A group of five women received funds and bought 3 female pigs for breeding. After the number of pigs increases, members will share the piglets so that each one has a pig to care for. As the initial group of pigs will continue to increase, the further the pigs shall be used for a sustainable livelihood and future funds. For the meantime, the group of five women will share the money earned to meet their personal needs such as their children’s education and food to feed their families. The manure of the pigs will be used in gardens, reducing costs of buying artificial fertilizers while improving their soil’s fertility.
We have also joined Pastor Moses in creating Gardening Projects for women, supporting 125 HIV/AIDS infected women and helping them create sustainable living through growing crops. A group of 5 women invest in-group farming. Each group purchases seeds and 2 acres of farmland. Members do the work of cultivation until harvest season. They shall sell the produce, procure next season’s seeds and hire more workers to work the land. The surplus sales shall be distributed to each member to meet personal needs. Groups of women in these projects also meet once every month for bible study, to pray together and to share experiences, creating a supportive community!