Piglet - $37
In Laos, pigs are a popular animal to raise. Half a dozen little piglets trailing their mother is a common sight in villages. Pigs help fertilise crops, breed with other pigs, and provide an important source of income for families once the offspring are sold at market.
Oxfam provides poor families in Laos with the means to buy piglets, along with proper training on how to raise and care for pigs, which is a sure way to improve their wellbeing. “I bought three pigs, including two big female pigs, and one female pig is now pregnant. When I have piglets, I will sell a number of piglets because I want to pay back the loan, I want to buy some clothes for my children to go to school and some basic need equipment for using in my family. ” Mrs Kan Thaem, Phinbe village, Samoui district, Laos.