Wednesday, 10th October 2012, eight Kagasa families received the first generation piglets from thirty (30) modern large white pigs which were introduced at Kagasa in April 2011.
Kagasa is one of Rwanda rural area in Eastern province, Kirehe District, Nyamugali Sector, Kagasa Cell.
Those pigs were distributed by a local Organization called ARAMA ---Association de Recherche et d’Appui aux Mouvements Associatifs, which means ‘Association for Research and Support to Associations’ ---through “Protection of Kagasa water reservoir ecosystems and transformation into a pig-fish-bamboo farm project” supported by the Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands.
One piglet worth the weight of 20.1kg.
Genevieve Nyirahene, a 40-years-old-mother, who beneficiated a piglet said she is ready to start farming.
Joniva Mukafasi, a 39-years-old-mother, who also received a piglet by tombola added that it will help her to change her life because she will fertile her field.
Mentioning a series number of beneficiaries from employment, Jules Gahamanyi, ARAMA Executive Director, hired manual labor, the total of 5,188 man/days worth Rwf 6, 530,800. “A number of 23 women were hired and paid Rwf 668, 500 whereas 124 men were hired and paid RWF5,862,300” he noted.
ARAMA pretend to donate one hundred piglets to rural communities around Kagasa.