Evangelische Bank eG
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Indonesia: Poverty Reduction
Many people on Sulawesi live in small villages, scattered across the island. Despite the large local mineral deposits and fertile soils, they often suffer from poverty. Families are often unaware of how they can make a profit from their agricultural output. As a rule, they only own small parcels of land – hardly enough to provide for their own family.
The Protestant Indonesian Church in Luwu (GPIL) has launched a pig breeding project to support families.
Support for remote communities in Luwu
The average income of residents in Luwu is just € 57 per month – many people there are peasant farmers and affected by poverty. The pig breeding project run by the Protestant Indonesian Church in Luwu gives farmers from ten communities the chance of a better life. Breeding pigs gives them the opportunity to earn their own money. In doing so, they improve the living conditions for their families and are able to send their children to school. As such, the Protestant Indonesian Church in Luwu is also investing in the future of coming generations through its animal breeding project.
255 million inhabitants, of which 27 percent are poor or threatened by poverty
Each year, ten participants per community attend training courses, at which they learn the key fundamentals of animal breeding, such as what food the animals require and how to identify and treat diseases in good time. Business knowledge also forms part of the training.
After completing the training courses, barns and enclosures are built, and food is planted for the animals. Finally, the farmers are given young animals to rear. The project also contributes to sustainable agriculture: the manure produced by the animals is used as organic fertiliser, which the farmers use on their fields.
During the project phase, they are supported by experienced farmers, who are on hand to offer advice. This way, they too become experts, who are then able to pass their knowledge on to friends and acquaintances, as well as subsequent generations.
We are pleased to hear that you are interested in this project. If you have any general questions, please use the contact form below. We are also happy to help you personally if you have any questions or require further information – by phone or by E-mail.
Djoko P. A. Wibowo
Liaison Secretary Indonesia
+49 711 636 78 -36
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