'Money goes where the need is greatest'

From Global development | The Guardian Tue Nov 27 2012, 19:01:29

A piglet-raising project known as 'Pigs Pass On' is helping HIV support groups in Malawi to generate income and bring benefits to the wider community

Ungweru, means "light" in Tumbooka, the local language in Mzuzu, northern Malawi. Ungweru is also the name of a local grassroots NGO, which hopes to bring light into the communities that it serves.

One initiative that Ungweru champions is its "Pigs Pass On" project. It gives piglets to HIV community support groups, also handing over the responsibility for raising them.

Once the piglets have matured, the group's members are free to determine the next step. "They can sell them at the market to generate income, breed them to create a small scale business, or eat them as a rare source of nutrition," says Lucia Ngwira, project co-ordinator at Ungweru.

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