Meet Phyness, a 34-year-old housewife who has no children but supports her nieces and nephews whose parents passed away. Her husband runs a small business. He only makes $121 per month out of which they have to pay house rent, buy food and support their dependents in school.
Phyness is requesting her first loan from well wishers to start commercial pig production. She will use the loan to purchase start-up pigs (two sows and one boar) and bags of cement for pig house construction. She will buy Iron sheets, sand and pay for labor with the help of her husband.
In the long term, she hopes to use the profits to pay school fees for the five relatives she supports. In the future, she hopes to build her own house with electricity and a water supply. Her dream is to become a major pig/pork supplier.
More information about this loan
This loan is part of SSLLP's integrated agricultural package, which provides groups of borrowers with dairy cows, piglets and relevant training in dairy and pig farming. These loans are used to enable families of smallholder farmers with minimal sources of income to start piggery businesses by providing them with two sows and one boar, materials for construction of housing for the pigs, and a start-up veterinary kit. Loans will be repaid in cash from sale of piglets after a 5-month grace period. By supporting this loan you are helping create new opportunities for smallholder farmers.
About Small Scale Livestock and Livelihoods Program:
Small Scale Livestock and Livelihoods Program is an NGO in Malawi that is dedicated to contributing to the socio-economic empowerment of resource poor and vulnerable families by helping them achieve sustainable livelihoods through livestock, water and sanitation and environmental interventions.
Kiva’s partnership will allow SSLLP to expand their loan program and offer families the option of starting a piggery business by providing them with sows, a boar, materials for construction of housing for the pigs and a start-up veterinary kit.