Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Our first piglets in Nyhinila village - Oink, Oink ! Hip,Hip, Hooray!!

The breeding and selling of piglets will help our villages  on the road to becoming self-supporting and independent.  

Yolande sow gave birth to 9 piglets sadly one died. The survivors seem to be doing well and mum Yolande is taking it all in her stride. 

Play time but one little piglet is having a sneaky  drink!

Rebecca sow gave birth to 9 piglets but sadly three have died.  As  far as we know all are now doing well. Five  little pink piglets and one little black piglet.

Looks like mum Rebecca is exhausted while the piglets are having some play time!

Daddy Trevor has done his bit and its time for forty winks!

We are now waiting to hear from Chitemo village as we are hoping that the two sows, Angela and Jacqui are pregnant.

Monday, 5 March 2018

'GOOD NEWS' we have our first piglets

After more than a year delay due to swine fever our piglet project has progressed.  Two sows, named Yolande and Rebecca have produced 8 piglets each.  Two more sows are thought to be pregnant so time will tell.  We are grateful to have the expertise of our Vet Yohana who will oversea the progress of the piglets and those who are taking care of them.  The aim of this project is that in time funds from the sale of the piglets will go towards maintaining the village pre-schools and paying the teachers thereby enabling the villages to become self-supporting and independent of aid.  In the meantime SEEDS will continue to fund the schools, teachers and the piglet project.  I hope in due course we shall have photographs of the piglets.

Piglet carers and Vet

Yohana our Vet