Pig Farming to Support Health Service Delivery

Year: 2020
Country: Malawi
Project Status: Funded
Impact Sector: Health
Project Investment: $3,278.00

Project Launch: 1-4-21

Kaliza Village Health Committee will implement a pig farming project to generate income that can support health service delivery at Kaliza Health Clinic in Dowa District. The community, led by the committee members, will construct a community kraal, procure pigs, and manage them based on training provided by veterinary officers. Once they mature, the pigs will be sold and the income generated will finance monthly visits from the nurse to the local clinic. Funds will also be used to procure materials needed at the facility. This will ensure that 1,183 people from 299 households have access to the needed health services, especially HIV testing and maternity services.

Project Update: 9-7-21

With $3,278.00 in World Connect investment, Kaliza Village Health Committee is implementing a piggery farming project to open up  health service to 1,183 people in Kaliza Village, Dowa district. Regardless of the challenges the group faced in the initial stages of the project, the committee has successfully  constructed the pig pen  with adequate community contribution and participation. The pig pen has now been stocked with  10 piglets. Sales are projected to start from the first quarter of 2022 and the proceeds will be used to procure equipment for Kaliza health clinic and sponsor monthly visits by qualified nurses who will be providing antenatal and HIV Testing Services which the community currently travels eight to ten kilometers to access currently at Chankhunku health center.

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