ANH DƯƠNG ("SUN RAY")

Pigs


altThe poor farmers borrow money to raise pigs. With the first loan they raise two pigs, sell one and keep one sow in order to raise new piglets. The second loan will allow taking care of the sow. After harvest, the rice husk is used as food for pigs. The piglets are sold for a high price. Anh Dương gives loans and help with para-veterinary (vaccines). Anh Dương helps 57 families with loans to rise sow.

Earth worms


altPeople raise earth worms in order to feed fish, ducks, eel or chicken… Worms are fed with cowpat, kitchen waste and tree leaves. Earth worms also make good fertilizer out of cowpat. After collecting the worms this vermi-compost can be used to improve crop production. Some water can be extracted from the worm compost and used as fertilizer at the bottom of fruit trees for example. Anh Dương helps by providing free training of this technique for farmers.

Ducks


altLong My district has many rivers, canals, and water areas which allows for raising ducks easily. Very poor households get loans from Anh Duong in order to raise 50 small ducks. After 5 months the ducks will produce eggs. Ducks are fed with snails and rice which the farmers get for free by searching in the field. In one night a duck “ponder” can get up to 45 eggs. One egg is sold for 1 000 dong. It helps to get a higher income for these poor households.