The children at Raleigh Street Christian Centre each put in a couple of coins a week to sponsor their child, Prossy, in Uganda. Her parents wanted a piggery, to generate income for their family, but had no money to afford it. So, the kids made pig-themed items and sold them to their congregation. It was enough for Prossy’s family to buy two pigs, feed and to build a pen!

Raleigh Street Christian Centre in Cambridge sponsors 23 children from Uganda and the children’s church sponsors one of them – Prossy Apio, who is 10-years-old.

The children who attend Sunday school give a couple of coins each week to sponsor their child from Uganda.

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The children had money left over from their sponsorship and didn’t know where to give it, so, the children’s pastor at the time called Tearfund and we suggested giving it to Prossy’s family!

Prossy's family wanted a piggery but didn’t have the money to start one up. That’s when Raleigh Street’s children’s church had the idea of making pig-themed items and selling them to the congregation!

They made pig-themed cupcakes, bookmarks and greeting cards and sold enough to make $800!

This meant the family could buy two pigs, feed, and enough to build a pen.

“The piggery project is doing incredibly well and the pigs have greatly multiplied. They sell some to meet basic needs, but always keep some to manage,” says Viki, the children’s pastor. 
Piggery-they-built-with-money-raised-2.jpg    The piggery Prossy's family built with the money raised by Raleigh Street's children church.

After gifting them the money for the piggery in 2017, the kids again sold some things to the congregation in 2018 and made enough for the family to purchase some seeds.

“The family's crops are doing well. Prossy also says that through the support, they were able to buy an acre of farmland. This land is in her name,” says Viki.

Last year, the family planted groundnuts and maize and they harvested eight bags of each. With the profits, they bought another acre of land. Now, Prossy has two acres in her name.
What started as a small project with a couple of coins a week, turned into something that has changed Prossy and her family’s life forever.


 

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