"I used to have no hope for the future.
“Before the pig-raising project, I was jobless because of my intellectual disability. I didn’t have money to support my family or to give my children an education. The other villagers didn’t talk to me, they didn’t think I was capable of doing anything. I felt hopeless because I had no future plan for my life.
When the pig-raising programme started, I got $300 to buy a pig and received training on pig farming. When my pig gave birth I sold the piglets and used the money to buy a motorbike so I could sell vegetables in my village. I can now afford my children’s education and to fix the roof of my house.
The villagers see me as an expert on pig farming, and many people come to me for advice. I’ve become a visible person in the community.
My plan is to expand my business and sell vegetables in the local market. I hope to earn enough to build a better house for my children and save money for when I am old. I feel so excited and hopeful for my life again. This project helped me to become a new person and I thank ADD International so much.”
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