The Pig Project was founded as part of the Educate the Congo Project, Inc. Designed to both mitigate the impact that United States schools, churches and businesses have on the environment, while simultaneously feeding and educating 5 Congolese families at a time, this program has helped to feed hundreds of the Congo’s most socially and economically disadvantaged families.
Click one of the territories in blue below to view details about progress made in the Bas-Congo Province of the DRC.
How the Pig Project Works in 4 Easy Steps:
1. Recipients are Determined Based on Need:
From a village of approximately 1,000 people, five households are targeted based on economical and social disadvantage.
2. Project Startup – $1,000 Investment from Recycling
Selected households are evaluated for their requirements; pig shelters and pens are constructed using local materials and local/recipient labor. Free animal husbandry and health education are supplied, along with 2 vaccinated pigs and pig feed per family. The initial feed supply lasts 4-6 months.
3. Pig Reimbursement
Each recipient commits to give back one pig per litter for the first two litters, thus increasing the longevity of the investment in the program.
4. Program Multiplication
First Round – 5 families, 10 pigs; Second Round – (after recipients return litter commitment) 10 families (60+ pigs); Third Round – (after the second litter) the program can be expanded into surrounding villages
Contribute to the Pig Project
Contact Gaspard Nzita to find out how your school, church or business can contribute monetarily or via recycling program to the Congo Pig Project, or to host him as a guest speaker to raise awareness about this project and many others.