Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Pre-school and children at Nyhinila the smaller village.
Pre-school and children at Chitemo village.
We hope that our pig project will be a success and the money earned from selling piglets will go towards maintaining the schools and paying the teachers.
After almost a years delay because of the swine fever we now have great news our first pigs are in their new homes in Nyhinila and Chitemo villages. The sows have been serviced by the boars and now we wait to see if they will produce piglets in the near future. The villagers have decided to name the first adult pigs as you will see.
Angela, very clean and dainty!
Angela is a supporter of our projects.
Jacqui, where has it all gone !
Jacqui is one of our Trustees
Mzengo (Oliver)- big boy ate it all!
Mzengo is our eldest grandson who visited Tanzania in June 2017 and was baptised into the Gogo tribe, hence the name. Mzengo means builder and as he is training to be a teacher he will build the future of children. How thoughtful is that?
Rebecca, she always was a mucky kid!
Rebecca, daughter and secretary/administrator of SEEDS
Trevor, what big ears you have !
Trevor, husband and Gofor of SEEDS.
Yolande, that's me. I am either shy or have been naughty!
Future piglets will be named after the supporters who donated funds to the pig project.
We shall be purchasing more sows once it has been established that the project is progressing well.
This is so exciting - how we have progressed since establishing our charity in September 2011.
We hope and pray this project will achieve the results we need to enable the villages to become self-supporting and independent.
Thursday, 2 November 2017
After a disappointing long delay due to the swine fever outbreak in the area we now have pigs in our pigsties.
Interior of a pigsty before building was completed. The pigs also have an outside area.
Our vet Yohana Ngoso who is overseeing the project.
12 months pig feed for Chitemo and Nyhinila
Yohana disinfecting the pigsties before installing the pigs.
One of the sows to be purchased.
Looks like one of the boars being checked out by Yohana
The pig in its new home
And another one!
It was decided because of the delay in the project the purchase of adult pigs would be more sensible than piglets thereby speeding up the production of piglets. To start each village with have two sows and one boar.
We have supplied the villages with 12 months of pig feed. Those who are looking after the pig project have been trained and we now have Yohana Ngoso a vet to oversee the project until it is felt that those in charge are comfortable with their role.
SEEDS will continue to fund the schools and pig project until 2020. It is then hoped that the villages will have accumulated sufficient funds and together with continued sale of piglets will become self-supporting and independent.