A pig equips an African family with a fresh outlook on life. A healthy sow will produce 20-24 piglets a year and, when these little piggies go to market, the family will earn much needed income to buy sufficient food, pay medical bills and send the children to school. One pig, fully supported by food supplements, vet care and owner training, costs £28. Pigs gestate for 115 days, producing an average of 20-24 piglets. Within 2 years, a sow (aided by a boar) can produce 2661 descendants, half of them female, who go on to breed.