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Pig Raising Project

A Cambodian woman standing with her pig

Raising pigs in Cambodia.

For disabled women in Cambodia life is extremely challenging. A lot of disabled women grow up being told they can’t do anything, that they will never amount to much and that they are a burden.

Many disabled women in Cambodia live dangerously below the poverty line.

Activists in Cambodia told us they urgently wanted to help lift disabled women out of poverty. So, for the last 3 years, we’ve been supporting them to do just that.

We gave the poorest disabled women, living in rural villages, piglets to raise and provided training in how to look after them, sell them and manage their finances.

Our Impact

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199

disabled women in 20 villages empowered to earn an income via training in financial management and pig-raising techniques

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95%

of households now able to have 3 meals per day, compared to just a quarter of households at the beginning of the project

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92%

of disabled women now have higher status within the community and are included in local decision making

Meet the people supported

Kim Doe, Cambodia

Kim Doe, Cambodia

Kim Doe spent years secluded in her house, ashamed to leave because of her disability. A visit from local activists, brought her out of her home and set on her a path to freedom.