PIGS FOR PEACE (PFP) - Building Peace in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

A pig will help families in Eastern DRC rebuild their lives after 14 years of war and trauma.


Pigs for Peace is a livestock microfinance program that works with poor rural adult women and men to improve the health, economic stability and family and community relationships of participants and their families. Through participation in Pigs for Peace, we help families to improve their housing, health, pay school fees, and grow their farming, livestock or other businesses.

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The aim of this study was to understand the relative contribution of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)- and non-PTSD-associated reductions in social interaction among a group of adult Congolese women (N = 701) who have experienced multiple and different traumatic events and are participating in a village livestock microfinance programme.

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Taylor & Francis Online

Stigma due to sexual violence includes family rejection, a complex outcome including economic, behavioral, and physical components. We explored the relationship among conflict-related trauma, family rejection, and mental health in adult women living in rural eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, who participate in a livestock-based microfinance program, Pigs for Peace.

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Journals PLOS

In the context of multiple adversities, women are demonstrating resilience in rebuilding their futures, through participation in microfinance programs. In addition to the economic benefits of microfinance, there is evidence to suggest that it is an effective vehicle for improving health.

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I paid my studies with my rabbits and now passes into the upper class. Thank you RFR.

Too old but I paid PFP, I ate, I actually care of myself and now I will make savings.

Rabbits For Resilience. Educating children on the importance of rabbits.

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