Hogs at Home
Project : Hogs at Home
Submitted: February 2016
Solicitor: Pastor Nelson Edgardo Acosta with the local church of “Arms to Love and Restore”
Location: Aguas de la Reina, Santa Cruz de Yojoa, Cortes, Honduras

Project Justification: Why do you need the project?

This will help provide income for our families because where we live there are few employment opportunities. In addition, this will help us provide food and other things we need to provide to our dear families.

Supervisor’s Note: Raising quality hogs on a small scale at home is a viable source of income for rural communities. A good sow can birth 11-14 piglets twice every year. Local price for a one month old piglet is approximately $50 USD. Caring for these animals can provide a significant increase in the income of a local family. A similar project was recently executed in a neighboring community and has provided excellent results up to the current date. For more information, read the story on the Caliche in the Spring 2016 issue of the Heartbeat at http://hth.org/heartbeat.

General Objective: What do you hope to achieve with the project?

To achieve a better life for all of the families that will be blessed with this opportunity. This will encourage them to desire to do more for their loved ones.

Development Strategies: How are you planning to execute the project?

  1. Assure that all legal documents are in order.

  2. Socialize (explain and present) this project with: the community council and municipal government.

  3. Utilize local resources like: wood, stone and manual labor.

  4. Seek the support of: Heart to Honduras.

  5. The project will be executed under the supervision of the Department of Community Development.

Beneficiaries: Who and how many will continually benefit from this project?

9 families will be blessed with this project in aguas de la Reina. A total of 39 people.


  1. The local municipal government will provide sand and concrete blocks ($1200).
  2. The beneficiary families will provide masonry and assistant labor in addition to all stone for the foundation and wood for the structure. The septic hole will also be provided by the families ($1650).
  3. The local church will provide the locale and supplies for training and food for trainers ($60).
  4. Funds for purchase of hogs, initial feed and medicine, training workshops, and additional construction materials are requested from an outside donor.
  5. After this initial purchase, families will provide constant care and maintenance for the animals.

Total amount requested from outside donor $8355.00