From dream to reality: Veronica Cosmas story in pig farming.

From dream to reality: Veronica Cosmas story in pig farming.

"I will have enough food for the whole year, year of hunger has gone. Am happy because my family will have enough food throughout the year," Veronica Cosmas joyfully exclaims. Her vision is coming to life as she anticipates a bountiful harvest, through her innovative use of pig dung as fertilizer. She looks forward to harvesting ten ox-carts of maize from the very same land that once yielded only two. 

Veronica's journey began with a single boar provided by CARD, which she raised and sold for a profit of MK200, 000.00 . With her earnings, she invested wisely, purchasing fertilizer for the 2023-2024 farming season and constructing modern facilities for her growing pig herd. Through meticulous training in pig husbandry and business management, Veronica optimized her operations, ensuring the health and well-being of her animals while maximizing productivity.

Her dedication paid off as her sworn pig gave birth to multiple litters, rapidly expanding her herd. With nine pigs now under her care, Veronica is poised for continued success. Veronica's story is not just about individual success; it's a testament to the transformative power of sustainable agriculture initiatives. With each piglet born and each harvest reaped, Veronica's confidence grows, paving the way for a brighter future not only for herself but for her entire community.

Veronica attributes much of her success to the support she received from the Promoting Agro-Ecology Transition for Enhancing Resilience Agriculture Project, implemented in  Dowa District with funding from Bread for the World. With her newfound prosperity, Veronica looks forward to realizing her dreams of a sturdy home and a better life for her family. 



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