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Ever since the movie 'Babe' came on the screen, pigs have been the new stars of today. But not only are they incredible actors and movie stars they also save lives!

In West Africa, Bóthar's pig projects have been improving a lot of poor families since 1999. Pigs need little land and as they consume garden and vegetable waste, they are not in competition with humans for food. In return an average sow will have 16-20 piglets a year, which grow quickly and are ready for market in a few short months.

The income generated through their sale helps the family to take their first step towards self-sufficiency and provides money for necessities like school, clothes and housing.

Pigs also produce manure which acts as a valuable fertiliser to enrich the garden, thus increasing vegetable and crop yields.

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