Temporary Friends

Children with the piglets at the orphanage
While the children might appear to be the pigs’ friends right now, those pigs had better watch out!

The director of New Heritage Orphanage, James Thang, is striving to make his orphanage self-sufficient. To that end, he asked Orphan’s Tear for a $1,000 loan to start a pig business with six pigs. He was originally planning to build a pig house with wood, but he realized it would only last for a couple of years. He wanted something that would last longer, so he sold his wedding ring to raise the additional funds needed to build a concrete pig house.

The children are quite excited to have these new “pets” in the family, but within a year they will have to say goodbye to them because they will be sold to provide a feast for a hungry family in Myanmar. With the income raised from this business, James can pay back the loan, supply some of the needs of his orphanage, and start the cycle over again with even more pigs!

Thank you for giving to the Orphan’s Tear Special Projects Fund! You are helping orphanages become self-sufficeint, one at a time.

Elisabeth Walter
Director, Orphan’s Tear division

Orphanage director praying with the children over a pile of bricks about their new pig pen
The director of New Heritage praying at the beginning stages of construction of the pig houses, and perhaps hoping his shirt will prophetically speak of how prosperous his new business will one day be!

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