PROJECTS

Free Range Poultry Farm

POULTRY FARMS

Poultry Farming provides two sources of food: eggs and meat. Both are widely consumed throughout Belize. Our poultry farming projects assist the poor to learn how to raise, grow and sell poultry as a micro-business.  These businesses will provide employment, food, and income for one family. There are two significant start-up costs: the acquisition of supplies for the construction of a chicken coop, and the cost of chickens and chicken feed for three months.

The estimated cost to fund this project is $2,000. SWAP plans to support up to 6 poultry businesses each year.

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MOTORCYCLE TAXI

Many roads in Belize are in poor condition and many are not paved. A motorcycle is a good all-terrain vehicle that can navigate bad roads and is an inexpensive option for providing motorized travel when people cannot easily walk to their destination. Motorcycle taxis are widely used by locals, especially in the more rural and poor areas where bus services do not exist. One motorcycle taxi can provide a sustainable income that will provide for one family.

The start-up cost for a motorcycle taxi business is $3,500. SWAP will provide financing for 4 of these businesses.

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Internet & Printing Café 

Many poor communities lack access to the internet and printing. Adults use the internet cafes to stay in touch with loved ones, conduct research for business and many other important activities. Children use the internet café to learn and sometimes complete homework assignments.  The internet café becomes a valuable resource to the community.

 

The internet café can generate enough income to feed a family while also providing an important service to the community.

 

The start-up cost for an internet café is $10,500. SWAP will provide financing for 1 of these businesses.

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PIG FARMING

Pig farming is an easy and sustainable way to provide for a family. Pork is widely consumed by the locals, they multiply rapidly, they eat a wide variety of food and can be grazed like cows. Pigs usually have large litters of 6 to 8 piglets on each breeding. 

 

Our pig farming projects help the poor to learn how to raise, grow and sell pigs as a micro-business.  These businesses will provide employment, food, and income for one family.

 

There are two significant start-up costs: the acquisition of supplies for the construction of a pig pen, and the cost of piglets. The estimated cost to fund this project is $2,500. SWAP plans to support up to 3 pig farming businesses each year.