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Piglets Unlimited

(Wealth Untapped)

Tatay Jobo Elizes  2nd Edition, 2011


Piglets Unlimited - Wealth Untapped

Tatay Jobo Elizes

2nd Edition, 2011


All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles and reviews.

ISBN 978-1449503239






I dedicate this book
to the people of the Philippines,
specially to its concerned leaders,
economic planners and thinkers,
to all pig raisers and charitable givers,
to my wife,
to my children,
Tetchie, Chevy & Abeth, and Marie & Bimbo,
to my grandchildren,
Karines & Aung, Noelle, Chad, Marjo, Jeb,
Marvin & Marty,
to my siblings
Susan, Hilda, Bobby, Bey & Manny
and their families,
and to all the donors, supporters and
of our piglets programs.

About the Author

Tatay Jobo Elizes, as publisher and author, is a pen name, born in Manila, Philippines, in 1934, finished B.S.Electrical Engineering, Mapua Class 1957, and MBA-Senior Executives Program, Ateneo Class 1977, worked as electrical engineer in several companies, then ran his own business, and finally emigrated to USA in 1990.

Presently, he is busy writing and involved in giving piglets as livelihood opportunities in the Philippines.

He is also publishing books, authored by him or by others, based on self-publishing under Print-On-Demand new concept in this industry, where books will always be available and never go out-of-print, to the great benefit of authors and the general public. Proceeds or royalty from publishing go to funding our piglets programs. Buyers of our books are unaware that they become ex-facto donors to the program in a small way.


Gracious thanks and due acknowledgment go to many individuals and groups, too numerous to list down in the limited space here. This book would not have been written if the Piglets Program had not been started, nurtured and propagated with the help of many people. My gratitude goes to all the donors, supporters, volunteers, workers, helpers, coordinators, and implementers, who in one way or another got involved with me in this piglets recycle program in the Philippines that we started as a common effort in early 2007.

I am specially grateful that all of us had been connected by an idea, convinced that this piglet dispersal concept would greatly contribute towards economic and cultural change in the lives and character of our sisters and brothers in the Philippines and other countries that adopt our concept.

I am specially grateful that people came to believe that is not necessary to institute a controlling organization in order to implement the giving of piglets to families. Everybody is free to give piglets directly to whosoever and whomsoever they want to give them to, without the donations passing thru an organization. The revolutionary concept is described in this book, and I give due acknowledgement to the first groups of people who followed this sincere and more believable donation concept.

Contents (pages in book)


I.            Introduction                         8 

II.          Unique Piglets Contract      12

III.     Mathematical Projections 22

IV.      Who Can Do This Project 32

V.           Economic Stimulus Only     38

VI.         Gov’t Piglets Initiative        42

VII.      Projects For The Poor        45

VIII.   Vinzons Town Project        51

IX.         Other Models of Dispersals 57

X.           Lessons Learned                 65

XI.         Maximizing Limited Capital 72

XII.      Qualifications Of Recipients 75

XIII.   Revealing Features             78
XIIV. Internet & Cell phone Use 84

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XV.           Implementer/Coordinator 86

XVI.        A Good Leader                   89

XVII.     Fund Raising - A Bonus      96

XVIII. Why 3rd Piglet Payback? 99

XIX.        More Information             103

XX.           Micro Finance - Not Really 106

XXI.        Pignet E-Group                  108

XXII.     Usual Directives to All      111

XXIII.  Will Power To Help           117

XXIV.    Project Listing                   124

XXV.       Future Book Content        127

Publisher’s List of Books             129

Part I


I sometimes meet with my Filipino friends in New York to exchange notes and discuss matters specially affecting our original country of origin. I refer to Philippines in particular, where I spent all my life until I retired in the 1990s and migrated to USA to join my children.

In the course of our usual conversations, we could not avoid discussing the Philippines and the problems of this country. I surmise that other ethnic groups do the same thing about their own

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countries of origin. We could not avoid admiring USA as the best model to emulate with its sophistication and high level of economic status.

In general, throughout its existence, USA has shown the world, its high productivity, robust economy and high purchasing power of the people, with all positive economic indexes that are the envy of the world. It's true that USA suffers economic upheavals, in cyclical periods, like any country in the world, just like during the recent years of 2008-2009, but America still remains a truly economic power and with very high standard of living.

Filipinos I met in NY want to help our mother country, the Philippines, but always the nagging question is how or what is the best thing to do. The problem of poverty and lack of jobs are similar in all underdeveloped countries. Everybody is looking for ways and means how to improve the economic conditions back home. Everybody tries to think of the best formula or best method for this purpose. This desire to assist one's original home country is only natural for overseas workers and/or immigrants who changed their citizenship status to another country.

Backyard piggery

After thinking of several ways and exhausting the list thereof, we stumbled on the idea to give piglets to families back home. After all, raising pigs or backyard piggery are very popular among country folks in the Philippines. The pig as a farm

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animal is very prolific and productive. It's a vey common livelihood that has proven to have improved the economic lives of many families. The government, the churches, and charitable organizations have used the pig as giveaways during calamities and disasters as they know it's the best tool for displaced families to start new lives. In some instances, giving back 1 or 2 piglets were required of these recipient-families to be given to other families, to perpetuate and spread the aspect of social welfare to many.

The giving back or recycling newly born piglets to other families was the key to our decision. We thought mere dole-outs without recycling are not conducive to prosperity.

We conducted studies and exchanged notes in the internet with other internet forum groups plus we researched for results of such projects in the past. All the findings that we gathered were not encouraging, as most of past piglets dispersals were failures. They were successful in one respect. They were dole outs, pure and simple, as the pigs were made to grow just to be eaten, consumed or sold. None were ever given back to be distributed to other families.

Fortunately, for the first time, as far as we are concerned and based on our initial venture, we succeeded now to spread the pigs to other families. We found the methodology and the best formula in conducting piglets dispersal or recycling program and applied it to several towns. We had both good results and and discovered some

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weaknesses, too.

So, the purpose of this book is to describe our own concept, explain the various requisites, ramifications, related stories and guidelines towards a properly managed and monitored piglets program.

I think that it's necessary to record this for posterity as the pig remains a very useful tool for economic development not only in the Philippines but other developing countries as well. The stories started in many towns will continue and many more stories shall ensue in the future, as sequels to this one.

Part II

Unique Piglets Contract

Let me describe immediately our unique piglets program based on our selected designed method or formula. This is the meat of our book and the reader deserves no less than to get to the meat our story right away.

It seems funny that a female pig has 10, 12, or 14 nipples, halves on both sides of her belly. It's something extra-ordinary and miraculous creation at the same time. This is God-given gift, if you will closely analyze it. It means the pig can breed or

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give birth to maximum 14 piglets, and sometimes more than the number of nipples, like 16 piglets, as experienced by others. If you talk of population explosion, nothing can compare with this kind of growth rate. If people were to increase population at this rate, we will just overwhelm the whole world. But when such a farm animal can do that, it means that man had been granted the rare opportunity to make use of this gift to maximize his potential in terms of food and economic growth.

There is really nothing new in what I said above. It's common knowledge. Everyone is thrilled about the large number of piglets being nursed and breast-fed by the mother pig. It's delightful to watch. But to the business and charity-minded person, such a scene of large number of piglets born at one time, it is more than just an awesome and beautiful scene. It immediately conveys to the inquiring minds of business-minded men the possibilities to earn huge profits or to realize high returns on investment (ROI). And to the philanthropists and charitable givers, the ability to give more from so little, to spread more wealth with a multiplier effect that they can ever do within a short period of time.

You will notice that the title of this book is Piglets Unlimited. The choice of the word Unlimited is applicable to pigs as they multiply in unlimited population growth. But more than this, ideas are unlimited about piglets and how we can take advantage of this growth, most specially in applying it to economic development for any

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emerging and undeveloped or needy nation or rural parts of any country. Out of this phenomena of the pigs, one can think of many ideas, concepts, mathematical models, or formulas to attain economic growth.

It's high time that we write about the pigs and piglets and give importance to what is common knowledge and emphasize its vital importance to improve the economic condition of the world and reduce poverty, and put more food on the tables, or put food in our stomach, more efficiently and economically. It's high time that we enshrine the pig as a miracle farm animal as they perform that vital function of savior of the world. This is my own homage and tribute to the pig. But one needs to design a formula around this phenomenal pig.

The specific formula is described here. Other chapters will describe other formulas, but we selected this one as most practicable and balanced. It is the most just and fair for all concerned. The reader is encouraged to make his own analysis.

We will go now into the nifty-gritty of analyzing financial matters about pigs. This does not involve high form of mathematics, but we need to do calculations and some arithmetic. Let's compare how much you can earn from depositing money in a bank compared to raising a female pig to breed in one year.

We will use $200 for comparison purposes. A female piglet usually costs $50 (circa 2009) plus

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additional miscellaneous expenses of about $150 to raise this pig to maturity and give birth in one year. We cannot just use $50 cost of the pig as a comparison figure, as it is not the only cost involved.

(Option A) Place $200 in a bank and earn $10 after one year:

If you have $200 cash, you place it in a bank and wait for this money to grow as a deposit. I think that the best income or interest after one year that you can earn is 5% or $10 in a time deposit, and much lesser under ordinary savings account. That's the going interest rate in 2009.

(Option B) Place $200 by buying a piglet and earn $800 after one year:

Now, if you have $200 in cash, please use this money to buy a piglet at $50 (going price) and invest additionally $150 for feeds, pig pen, vet services, vitamins, insemination until it grows & finally gives birth after one year. The maximum number of piglets that it will breed or yield in one year is 16 piglets. At $50 each, the total income or yield is $800 after one year, a whopping 400% rate of return over the investment of the same $200. There is no magic involved here.

Comparison of growth of money:

On the same $200 capital, the bank only gives $10 returns.

On the same $200 capital, the pig gives $800 returns.

Obviously, the piglet is the big winner. Winning $800 versus winning only $10.

Where would you go to invest $200? The bank or the piglet?

The above illustration merely emphasizes the tremendous advantage given to mankind by the pigs, in terms of investment. Admittedly, the illustration seems too simplistic. We will not yet illustrate the risks of investments and added detailed costing. That is taken up in later discussions.

Untapped Wealth

Suffice it to say that the pig is the best tool to create wealth, or build capital. It has ability to make fast growth. It's definitely an untapped wealth. It's not even a hidden wealth, as it is clearly open for everybody to see. It's visible but remains unexplored or undiscovered. The growth potentials remain unused or not exploited to best advantage. One thing is sure, piggery is a good business, as already analyzed with its high return on investment. But as an economic tool for national development, it's not fully utilized. Many people are missing out of this very great opportunity. But on record, many had become very wealthy and become giants in the pork industry.

Our Specific Formula or Unique Program

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Here now is the specific formula. Let me now illustrate a very specific policy model in order to highlight the tremendous impact from this exercise. Policies or strategies may differ, but let's now analyze this one:

Please donate, give, or lend one (1) piglet to one family and require them to sign a contract to return or pay back three (3) piglets after one year, or after the first breeding. The unique model contract is as follows:

Piglets Agreement

The following parties:            Mr./Ms (Piglet Recipient)

and Mr./Ms (Implementer/Coordinator)

agree on the following:

1)   The Piglet Recipient will raise the piglet, at his own expense, using proper feeds, pigpen, sanitation, medicines, and needed artificial or natural insemination, until it gives birth,

2)   In order to help in the charity program of the Implementer, the Recipient shall pay back or return three (3) piglets to the Implementer after one (1) year or the first birth of at least 6 piglets, after 5 weeks of weaning, so that the Implementer can further give two (2) piglets to other recipient-families, and another one (1) piglet for self-funding for project expenses. The Recipient shall pay back the said three (3) piglets depending on the following births:

. . . . 2a) If 6+ piglets, give 3 paybacks + 0 payback at later births

. . . . 2b) If 5 piglets, give 2 paybacks, + 1 payback at later births.

. . . . 2c) If 4 piglets, give 1 payback, + 2 paybacks at later births.

. . . . 2d) If 3 piglets, give 0 payback, + 3 paybacks at later births.

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The main point is to complete the 3 paybacks. After completing the targeted 3 paybacks, the Recipient shall own the mother pig, balance piglets, and future piglets to be born, and do whatever he/she pleases to continue the livelihood independently.

3)    In case of death of the pig, at any time during rearing, due to sickness or accident, Recipient shall have no more obligation and contract terminated, provided, the Recipient can show the dead pig, otherwise, he/she shall pay back the original cost of the piglet, or revive the contract by raising a new piglet at his/her own cost, despite the delay.

4)    In case of theft, with proper police report, the Recipient shall have no more obligation & contract terminated. Without a police report, Recipient shall pay back the original cost, or revive the contract by raising a new piglet at his/her own cost, despite the delay.

5)    In case, the pig is infertile or not capable of breeding, the Recipient shall refund the cost of the piglet within one year, or revive the contract by raising a new piglet at his/her own cost, despite the delay.

6)    The Implementer has the right to visit or have ocular inspection of the pigpen and premises of Recipient dwelling place in his/her presence.

7)    The Piglet Recipient shall comply with all laws and regulations of the Government in connection with raising of pigs.

In witness hereof, we hereby sign and declare this contract binding:.

This ___________ day of ______________________ Year ______

at________________________ (Town, Province)

Sgd:(Recipient) _____________  Sgd:(Implementer/Coordinator)

Sgd:(Witness1)_________________ (Witness2)

It's clear from the above model contract that 2 piglets will be recycled to other families while 1 piglet will be retained by the Coordinator as income or self-funding compensation. This is the main clause of the model policy contract above. We have to calculate the figures from this model, although many models can be designed, as myriads of designs are unlimited. That is why we call this book piglets-unlimited.

Why three (3) piglets must be paid back?

The contract is flexible. It allows for giving back according to certain circumstances, like fewer births and lack of births. On first birthing, the recipient can easily afford to give back 3 piglets, if the number of births is more than 6. If the maximum birth is 16 (sometimes 20 in rare cases), the more he can afford to return 3 piglets.

But more than just explaining this condition and counting the pigs born, this program’s real aim is to develop culture of charity among all of us, from donors to recipients. The following are the reasons why 3 piglets are imposed.

One (1) piglet payback is like a loan being paid back. The donation is not really called a loan but it is like a seed capital planted by the donor, and therefore must grow. As the pig is able to produce big returns, at least one piglet must be returned. But the donor is not actually asking back for the equivalent cash, but instead, he wants this one piglet to be given or recycled to new recipient, under the supervision of the locally chosen implementer. The original donor will be happy

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under this case. His one and only piglet donation has a good chance to be recycled repeatedly by future recipients in an unending chain.

The second or another one (1) payback is treated as a donation of the recipient, because we consider him/her as a partner in the program and we must develop the culture of charity in him or her. After all this is only one-time, but his donation will also grow and recycled repeatedly. Can he afford to recycle this second piglet? The contract allows flexibility or extend the time of giving, as the need arises. His mother-pig will give births, not just once, but several times more. The culture of charity is simple. If you were given a piglet, you must also give piglet to others. We are all in this together.

The last piglet or so-called third payback is required to compensate or give income or allowance to the Implementer (whether solo or group). There is no organization on top that gives salaries and allowances in this type of program. This is self-help project. It is also self-compensating as conceived and designed. There are many duties to be performed by the implementers in the field, such as actual buying and delivery of donated piglets, selecting qualified recipients, contract signing and paperwork, picture-taking, reporting, internet, cell phone calls and texting, visitation, inspections, monitoring, consultations on health problems and feeds, transportation and fares. During the first year, there is no income or salary. The implementer donates all his time and efforts. He gets benefits

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only after one year when actual recycling is being done. This is the reason why he deserves to get one recycle piglet as residual income for source of funds in his various program expenses. If he has no source of funds he will never be able to supervise the project efficiently. The program will just collapse. That’s why this is very important for the success of the program.

The potential number of piglets born
from one mother pig.

One mother pig has the potential to give births, as follows:

After first year = Average 8, Maximum 16 After next 6 months = Average 8, Max. 16 After next 6 months = Average 8, Max. 16 After next 6 months = Average 8, Max. 16 After next 6 months = Average 8, Max. 16

After total 3 years = Total Ave. 40, Total Max. 80

Conclusion - With potential of from 40 to 80 piglets production, I am sure the 3 piglets payback or recycles are not much of a burden to the recipient, whose business or livelihood has grown big.

Normally, the mother pig is made to rest from giving births after 5 birthing, and is butchered and meat sold, or sold live to potential buyers, by the owner.

Part III

Mathematical Projections 

Let me now forecast the figures under a 5-year program, referring to the Implementer or Coordinator's benefits. Projection of incomes for the Recipient is different based on his/her own

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livelihood and not included in this analysis. After the Recipient has completed his commitment to pay back the 3 piglets-recycles, he has no more obligation. He engages in his own piggery or own business. The analysis below is limited to the multiplier effect on donations or recycle-piglets being managed by the Implementer. There is no analysis on the projections of incomes that belongs to the Recipient.

Sample Calculation 1 - Growth of
donations or Recycle Piglets.

Year 1 - 1 piglet - original investment/donation ($50)

Year 2 - 2 payback recycle-piglets (2 families helped)

+ 1 payback income-piglet to the Implementer

Year 3 - 4 payback recycle-piglets

+ 2 payback income-piglets

Year 4 - 8 payback recycle-piglets

+ 4 payback income-piglets

Year 5 - 16 payback recycle-piglets + 8 payback income-piglets

Result A: Total cumulative recycle-piglets or families helped =

1+2+4+8+16 = 31 or equivalent value, @$50 = $1,550.- (Aid to families)

Result B: Total cumulative payback income-piglets = 1+2+4+8=

15, or equivalent value,

@ $50 = $750.- (Compensation to Implementer)

Grant Total in Real Values = A + B = $1,550 + $750 = $2,250.‑

Note: Just $50 seed capital grew to $2,250 in 5 years in terms of dollar values. That’s how powerful the program concept is. There is no magic involved. It’s pure mathematical analysis.

Chart illustration of above sample
calculations 1

This is how the donations grow in chart. In 5 years, you would have given 31 piglets to 31 families and would earn 15 extra piglets as income to the Coordinator/Implementer (solo or group). This comes only from one (1) original piglet donation to 1 family.

Legend: p- means piglet

c- means compensation income to implementer.

Year 1 - 1p

Year 2 - 1p+ 1p . . . + 1c

Year 3 - 1p+ 1p+ 1p+ 1p . . . + 1c+ 1c

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Year 4 - 1p+ 1p+ 1p+ 1p+ 1p+ 1p+ 1p+ 1p . . .+ 1c+ 1c+ 1c+ 1c

Year 5 - 1p+ 1p+ 1p+ 1p+ 1p+ 1p+ 1p+ 1p+ 1p+ 1p+ 1p+ 1p+ 1p+ 1p+1p . . . +

1c+ 1c+ 1c+ 1c+ 1c+ 1c+ 1c+ 1c

We chose 5 years because this is enough years to stimulate the economy and create capital. Can you imagine 1 piglet can yield 31 recycle-piglets (families helped) in 5 years? Plus the fact that it bestows compensation income to the Implementer, another 15 piglets for his personal funding for budgetary management expenses.

Mortality Rate

The illustrated projections are based on 100% success rate, which is impossible to attain. In the business of piggery, there is such a thing as mortality rate, caused by deaths, theft, and inability to grow or breed. Industry practice however allows 50 to 75% mortality rate (which is sometimes called success rate or failure rate. But even at this rate, the resulting figures are still on the high side. Just multiply the results by 1/2 or 3/4 and they are still fairly favorable values. They still come from just one (1) $50 original investment.

How much more, if the program is extended by another year, say, Year 6? How much more if the program is extended to 10 years? I need not elaborate here that for every year, the program is extended, the figures double in value. That is the

inherent productive characteristic of this formula. It is a bonanza-laden program. It is expandable in the context of economic impact and while incomes continue to double. The multiplier effect is uncontrollable and unlimited. It is ad infinitum.

Sample Calculations of 10-year projection

Let us say for the sake of argument that we will use a ten-year model. We merely see the succeeding years as follows:

Year 1 - 1 piglet - original investment/donation ($50)

Year 2 - 2 payback recycle-piglets (2 families helped)

+ 1 payback income-piglet to the Implementer

Year 3 - 4 payback recycle-piglets

+ 2 payback income-piglets

Year 4 - 8 payback recycle-piglets

+ 4 payback income-piglets

Year 5 - 16 payback recycle-piglets + 8 payback income-piglets

After 5 years, the results are as follows:

Result A: Total cumulative recycle-piglets or families helped =

1+2+4+8+16 = 31 or equivalent value, @$50 = $1,550.- (Aid to families)

Result B: Total cumulative payback income-piglets = 1+2+4+8=

15, or equivalent value,

@ $50 = $750.- (Compensation to Implementer)

Grant Total in Real Values = A + B = $1,550 + $750 = $2,250.‑

Note: Just $50 seed capital grew to $2,250 in 5 years in terms of dollar values. That’s how powerful the program concept is. There is no magic involved. It’s pure mathematical analysis.

Year 6 - 32 payback recycle-piglets + 16 payback income- piglets

Year 7 - 64 payback recycle-piglets + 32 payback income- piglets

Year 8 - 128 payback recycle-piglets + 64 payback income- piglets

Year 9 - 256 payback recycle-piglets + 128 payback

income- piglets

Year 10 - 512 payback recycle-piglets + 256 payback income-piglets

After 10 years, the results are as follows:

Result A: Total recycle-piglets or families

helped = 2+ 4+ 8+ 16+ 32+ 64+ 128+ 256+ 512+

= 1023 families helped, @$50 = $51,150.

Result B: Total Incomes = 1+ 2+ 4+ 8+16+ 32+ 64 +128 +256

= 511 Incomes, @$50 = $25,550 Value.

They still come from just one (1) $50 original capital. But ten years is a very long period and not practical. The 5-year is more than enough and easily manageable and sustainable.

It's better to show models showing a larger number of piglets as capital, rather than the longer number of years. The model above assumes only one (1) piglet as investment or donation

Sample Calculations 3 -
Using initial 10 piglets donations:

Let us study a model using 10 piglets in 5 years:

Yr 1 - 10 piglets + no income (capital $500)

Yr 2 - 20 recycles + 10 incomes

Yr 3 - 40 recycles + 20 incomes

Yr 4 - 80 recycles + 40 incomes

Yr 5 - 160 recycles + 80 incomes

Result A: Total recycles = 310 families helped @$50 = $15,500 Value

Result B: Total incomes = 150 incomes @$50 = $7,500 Value

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Sample Calculations 4 - Using 100 piglets donations:

Here's another study using 100 piglets in 5 years: (capital $5,000)

Obviously, we merely multiply the above by 10.

Result A: Total recycles = 3100 families helped @$50 = $155,000 Value

Result B: Total incomes = 1500 incomes @$50 = $75,000 Value

Sample Calculations 5 - Using 1000 piglets donations:

Here's another study using 1000 piglets in 5 years: (capital $50,000)

Obviously, we merely multiply again previous results by 10.

Result A: Total Recycles = 31,000 families helped @$50 = $1,550,000 Value

Result B: Total Incomes = 15,000 incomes @$50 = $750,00 Value

Overall Analysis

Judging from the above studies, it is easy for a big capitalist, specially the government to plan a development program based on the economic

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benefits versus costs illustrated above. The illustrations above cannot escape the microscopic eye of a government bureaucrat and economist, just as it cannot escape the entrepreneurial spirit of businessmen and philanthropists.

Please note that Year 1 of above illustrations show no income and no recycling yet. Year 1 is really the year of capital expenditures. It takes one year more or less to raise a piglet to maturity until it gives birth. The pig is ready to be inseminated after 7 months. Pregnancy takes another 4 months such that 12 months or one year is the approximate period for analyzing the return on investment (ROI).

The first year therefore is the waiting period. There is no income within this period. It's a destitute year. It is a sacrifice year. The pig raiser has to spend time and resources in raising the pig and all expenses are out of pocket costs. At this period, sometimes the Implementer has to lend little financial help specially in terms of emergency feeds and vitamins, depending on the side agreement of the parties concerned. The profitable years start on the second year followed by real bonanza years thereafter, both to the implementers/coordinators and the recipients. Initial minor costs during initial destitute year can easily be recovered.

The succeeding chapters will show stories, other formulas, lessons      learned, experiences,

weaknesses, existing projects and other helpful commentaries. You may stop reading and reflect

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meantime, or re-read this chapter before you proceed on the next chapter. There is nothing complicated in the arithmetic or mathematics used in describing our above formula for success.

Part IV

Who Can Do This Project

There are many types of individuals and/or groups who can do this project. One person or a group or association can implement it. In other words, it can be solo project or group project. Let's examine them one by one.

The Donors or Own Investors

The donor or donors head the top of the list. They are the most important persons being the sources of funding. Without the donors, no project

will move. Usually the donor is a successful person working abroad. He could be an emigrant. He could be just working overseas. But he has a genuine heart to help his countrymen back home in his mother country, even if he has acquired new status as citizen of his host country. He gives one piglet per recipient. He may give just one or several piglets depending on his charitable heart and his timetable for giving. He may program his/her giving over a period of time, say one piglet a month or every 2 months or any interval period, as his income allows. Income or salary is never ending for people gainfully employed abroad. They always have extra for giveaways or donations.

The donor or donors could very well be a local man or group of men or association, based in the homeland, successful business men and women or belonging to wealthy families, doing charity or active in social causes.

The donor could very well be the Implementer or Coordinator himself, as the program could easily be a business proposition by itself. There is guaranteed income for him, while doing charity simultaneously. The program is combined negosyo-charity, but mutually exclusive to assure success and fortune.

Implementer or Coordinator
or Main Volunteer

The next important person is the Implementer or local volunteer who willimplement and coordinate the project in his area. He will find and select piglet recipients, who are qualified and willing to sign the contract. He is the key person in all transactions, management, monitoring, visitations, making progress reports, hiring helpers, printing, taking pictures, organizing meetings and other chores. Such implementers could be the donors themselves in the home country or locality.

As noted above,the volunteer or implementer/coordinator could be one person, under solo management. This is allowed specially in personal charity projects or family oriented charities. As an alternative, a group of persons, or association, or club, can also act as volunteer-implementer-coordinator, with their own set of officers and organizational setup.

Piglet Recipient or Donee

The next important person is the piglet recipient as he is our main target. He is the main person who will be the beneficiary of this livelihood. He will raise the pig by himself and at his own expense. He must be willing partner or become almost a fellow advocate and promoter of the charitable concept of this program. If he had been helped, he must also help others. He must be willing to sign the contract to return 3 piglets after the first breeding, as per our unique or selected model formula, described in early chapter, to recycle 2 piglets to others and 1 piglet for funding source for expenses of the Coordinator/ Implementer. The donee has no more obligation

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after returning the 3 piglets. He owns his own business or livelihood after that. He is guaranteed to succeed as his pig can breed more and the future off-springs are at his disposal. He could become, as an option or choice, another implementer or coordinator, after honoring his contractual obligation with the original implementer.

In other words, the former recipient could disperse his own piglets using similar process and contract. This is encouraged in order to further hasten economic development of the region. The more implementers are developed and become involved, the more likelihood that the local economy will be boosted.

Even without any donor from abroad or domestic sources, any individual or group in the local scene can implement this program. The only thing necessary is the seed capital. If the local person or group has the money, they can buy and give the piglet to their chosen recipients. Or they can raise the pig themselves and wait one year to propagate and spread the recycle-piglets to others, using the same contract formula model as described ahead.

Association or Organization

An association can do this project as already mentioned. There are many types of association, specially those involved in charity and civic activities. Examples are Rotary, Lions, Jaycees, & Kiwanis clubs. Others are PTA, couples clubs, &

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church-supported organizations. An established business company can do it. A cooperative can do it. A family can do it. Almost anybody or any organization can become implementers and financiers by themselves. Anybody can find sources of donations elsewhere. Nobody can stop anybody or any group from implementing this piglet program on their own.

The Territory

There is no exclusive territory to be covered by any implementer. The market is wide open because the population is so big that not one implementer can cover all. Implementers are free to disperse piglets in any place or region in the country according to their style of management.

The Government

Any nation and government can do this project. In fact, the most capable in implementing this program is the government under a capable and fully manned department, bureau, commission, at national, regional, provincial, municipal or barrio levels. They only need to institute strict guidelines for supervision and monitoring. Only the government has the financial and logistical resources of sufficient magnitude to engage in large scale implementation. The seed capital required is very small compared to the gains that shall result.

Part V

Government Piglets Initiative

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Any Government cannot fail to see this form of economic initiative and stimulus.

A fairly modest investment of giving, say, 1000 piglets (worth about $50,000 budget) to 1000 families, can mean a lot in boosting the economy of a locality or region or the country itself.

Based on the model formula, the multiplier effect in five years is 31 times. That means, 1000 piglets will become 31,000 piglets or families helped and assisted (worth $1.5 Million). The figures even doubles every year after that. We are talking of the number of piglets distributed.

We are not even talking of the economic impact that each family can contribute to the economy. They will be definitely much, much more than $1.5 Million, as each family is capable of earning maximum 400% R.O.I. on own business or livelihood.

$1.5 Million should still be multiplied 4 times = $6 Million as real growth of the region in 5 years, originating from measly $50,000 initial investment.

Any government will grab this chance to maximize economic growth and benefits without investing too much capital.

The government must only promulgate certain rules and regulations and should be above suspicion or above board. People are sensitive to

government irregularities. This should not be a drawback for as long as political leaders adhere to high standards of management of this program. The main difficulty is selection of recipients that must be based on merits and qualifications according to government guidelines that must be promulgated for this purpose.

As the government has resources, it can easily afford to take care of various expenses in the implementation. It may or may not be necessary for the government to collect the so-called 3rd piglet self-funding compensation, which is part of the agreement from the model contract used for the private sector program.

The government may only collect 2 piglets paybacks instead of 3 piglets , as outlined for private sector implementers. The government can afford to budget the expenses for visitations and monitoring, the buying and dispersals, the transport and handling of piglets, etc. Such budgets are hard to come by with the private sector, as it depends on donors, which are not permanent givers.

However, sometimes, as an option, the government may impose the 3rd piglet return, to make it in tandem with private sector implementation, so that the recipients will be obligated to help the government in return, and to spread the burden of expenditures in managing the program. In this manner also, the government can impose discipline and create a culture of mutual assistance with the community. The piglet

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recipients become stakeholders in the venture, as they will be investing their own resources in raising the piglets to maturity.

The government must guard against collusions between the assigned coordinator and the recipients, as it is easy to manipulate the program for selfish advantage. The government must eventually encourage creation of cooperatives among the recipients so that they can take over the piglets program and convert into a private enterprise, to democratize the wealth from this program.

Part VI

Economic Stimulus Only.

Economic Stimulus, Not Social Welfare

Piggery is a lucrative money-making business. As an investment tool, nobody can dispute its big Return on Investment (ROI). A female pig can breed maximum 16 piglets in one year, which means 16 times its original value. In

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its pristine and perfect form and analysis, that's 1600% ROI.

Can you imagine your $100 can earn $1,600 gross income after one year. This is not impossible when you engage in piggery. How much does your $100 earn in a savings account in a bank after one year? Sad to admit it’s only $1.00, at 1% p.a. That’s the going interest rate right now in year 2011.

The 1600% Return On Investment (ROI) is of course GROSS OR MAXIMUM RETURN for a perfect analysis. There are many issues that can still reduce that ROI, due to miscellaneous costs and risks involved. Even then, there is enough room & space inside this huge ROI. In other words, the leeway can easily take care of all other expenses and still yield a comfortable return. Even if you spend half or 800%, it still leaves you 800% return. But we leave this issue to detailed project study by implementers.

When such attractive investment tool exists, one is prone to use it for capital formation. The very idea of business is to maximize income and/or profit and make it faster to build capital. No other farm animal, other than the pig, can offer such opportunity for potential growth. In a developing country, the need to improve the economy or create capital for the masses are given more impetus.

As the emphasis is to stimulate the economy, we have to be selective in choosing our piglets recipients, as they will be considered

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as partners in the whole exercise. Definitely, they must be people above poverty line, but not belonging to the wealthy class, or above average in income levels and positions in the community.

We must be certain that the recipient or beneficiary of the piglet can afford to raise it to maturity and make it breed after one year, and comply with the contract obligations to return 3 piglets. Failure to raise the pig and pay back the 3 piglets will be self-defeating. No growth will occur in the local economy. No capital will be created. The economy will stay the same or just stagnate.

Unfortunately, those who cannot afford to raise the pigs to maturity will not qualify to join the program. Unfortunately, this piglet program that we envisioned is not a social welfare program.

We look at the bigger picture of enhancing the economy so that there will be more livelihoods, more entrepreneurs, more consumerism, more purchasing power, and higher standards of living. Ultimately such a robust economy will trickle down to those below poverty line to create more jobs and make everybody busy in the community.

Helping the poor will be the end result of a vibrant economy. The poor will the ultimate beneficiary. Poverty will be eradicated.

Part VII

Projects For The Poor.

Projects for the Poor in round-about way.

There are poverty reduction programs being initiated by the Philippine government, both national and local, and from some foreign funding institutions. Some are promulgated by private groups or individuals. They are meant to help the less fortunate in the community.

Some programs provide free vegetable seeds and planting materials for backyard gardens, the giving of mother hens and roosters sometimes to many households who are living below poverty level. Some programs involved distribution of rice daily to public elementary school students in kindergarten and grade school levels. There are feeding programs for day-care children, but not frequently. These are mostly one-time programs and not commonly repeated.

The World Bank is sometimes the source of large amount of funds to finance vegetable production and milk production. They fund municipal projects involving irrigation, riverbank rehabilitation project and other infrastructures to provide construction jobs.

Japan, for instance has the so-called Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction in Selected Parts of the Philippines where towns try to apply and qualify.

The Asian Development Bank funds road construction projects and agricultural assistance in the form of goat dispersal and production, carabao and cow dispersal and production, poultry dispersal and production, chicken layer production, milking stations, and other farm product production, with special emphasis to aiding and helping the poorest of the poor. The government

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initiates the so-called peoples organization or PO's composed of those below poverty line.

Some foreign governments like Spain give grants and financial aids toward some of these peoples organization projects. Some are even high tech like solar dryers for rice production. Some are for feeder or access roads to distant farms. Some are for farm tools and implements, including hand tractors. Some programs involves lending or micro-financing small businesses.

Some programs involve the giving of piglets as initial capital for livelihood of the family. In many instances of these programs, the government always meet many resistance from the average recipient. In many cases, the beneficiaries fail to continue with their livelihood after the giveaways of recycle animals to other families.

The beneficiary stops taking care of his mother pig and sometimes abandon the livelihood all together, after earning the money or proceeds from the sale of all his piglets. The recipient never let his mother pig become pregnant several times to further augment his business. He never tried to develop another mother pig or several mother pigs to increase his capital to sustain it. They just wait again and wanted more dole-outs, rather than tools and implements, or animals, for which they have to spend time and effort to attain prosperity.

Actually, there are many programs for the so-called marginalized sector in our society, another term for poorest of the poor. The problem is the

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attitude of the people who like to have it "already cooked for eating", meaning, no perspiration or sweat is needed to get what they want. Actually, the government is already tired of spoon feeding the poor and giving dole outs since they become idle and parasites.

Due to this problem, the government supervisors and workers have instituted the so-called stakeholder status for all recipients and beneficiaries of giveaway animals and tools. The stakeholder must contribute some counterpart, in the form of capital or labor, so that they share some investment in the give away animal or tool, which is considered as their stake in the venture. They become co-owners and will be afraid to lose their stakes, if they mishandle the project. In this manner, the project is sustained to the very end.

Helping the marginalized sector or the poorest of the poor is really a tough job. In some projects, the government started training with values orientation. In the peoples organization or PO's, some trainings on simple accounting and bookkeeping and leadership were implemented. This enabled them to become productive, self-reliant and sustainable. Such achievements were made available to many other parts of the town.

In the course of our research and interviews of potential recipients coming from the poor sector, they do not really like to receive a piglet donation as they would like to avoid raising them due to high expenses of feeds and support facilities, like pig pens, water, sanitation, vet services and eventual breeding expenses. Refusal alone

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disqualifies their participation.

Truthfully, a poor man would rather look for something to eat for his family or use what ever money he has for survival on a daily basis rather than raise a pig. Raising and growing a pig is only suited for those with some form of extra income to feed a pig.

We received one advice from one government official about his experience in government assisted pig dispersal. He said the beneficiaries were given a chance to succeed in their livelihood and entrepreneurship. In most cases, beneficiaries abandon their projects. The reason given by most beneficiaries is that they have already complied with the contract to return or pay back the 2 piglets for redistribution by the government to other families. They felt that they had accomplished their goal and obligation and they are now free from any other commitment. This particular failure is not related to the failure of the piglets dispersal. It is the story of failure of the beneficiary and his livelihood.

Actually, the government or implementer of the piglets dispersal program has no more authority over the beneficiary after he has honored his obligation to return the 2 piglets to the government. We narrate this story only to emphasize the attitudes of beneficiaries towards their own livelihoods. We have taken this input into consideration in our own concept of piglets program so that we can include some arrangement towards the formation of cooperatives among

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beneficiaries and recipients to counteract such loss of interest in their livelihoods.

From our research and interviews in the provinces, we also found out that town governments have many social and livelihood programs for the marginalized sector or poorest of the poor in their towns. But sometimes, due to dismal attitudes, these people stay poor by choice, as many of them do not like to become stakeholders or co-owners in the government ventures.

It is for this reason, that a different approach must be studied, in how to minimize or eradicate poverty. Sometimes, a round-about strategy must be devised. The so-called trickle-down economy might do the trick. This means that efforts must be made to stimulate the economy, using the barest minimum of capital, with high growth potential that will eventually trickle down to jobs and more jobs creation that is the backbone of any nation. That is how our piglets recycle concept operates.


Vinzons, Camarines Norte Piglets Project

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This project deserved another book to be written, but must be included as a chapter in this book because of the value and importance of its initial success as piglets recycling project in the town of Vinzons, Camarines Norte, Philippines. It's a continuing project that started in 2007 and the end is nowhere in sight because of its inherent characteristic as a timeless program. It's here to stay forever as a work in progress eternally.

This is not a solo project or implemented by a single individual. It is s a group endeavor of my Filipino friends in New York City plus the local group in Vinzons, Camarines Norte, Philippines that decided sometime in mid 2007 to start giving piglets. We had to overcome distance and communication between NY and with people in Vinzons. We had decided to go away with formal organization, or forming a foundation, or non­profit corporation, to avoid the hassle and messy requirements of such organization. We just felt that our donations must go directly to the purchase of the piglets and give them directly to the beneficiaries, without diluting the donation amount in miscellaneous expenses. We deemed that it was not necessary to charge any fees, maintain any headquarters, give salaries or commissions, pay travel expenses. It would be simple and straightforward giving of piglets to recipients. We communicated via internet and cell phone texts for faster results.

Fortunately, we found a good leader and coordinator in that town who knows internet with a

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cell phone to boot. We were lucky that he belongs to a church outreach group engaged in charitable work and spiritual matters, called Munting Samahan ng Kristyano (MSK), sponsored by the local Catholic Church. Aptly translated, it means Small Association of Christians, with their own set of officers and many members. They acted as Implementer or Coordinating Group with volunteers that selected the piglets recipients and beneficiaries and did all the dirty job of actual buying, handling and deliveries of the piglets, and subsequent visitations, monitoring, reporting of progress and all associated activities.

Per original concept and selected formula of this program, the contract requires every recipient to pay back or return three (3) piglets to the Implementer during the course of breeding, and nothing more. This particular contract model was adopted in our project to provide room to generate income for the Implementers to enable them to derive funds for expenses in the successful execution of the project and to sustain it with ease without interruption through the years. The project itself generated its own income to become self-sustaining. This methodology was needed in order not to burden the original donors or waste their donations. And it's the most transparent way to channel charity, based on one donation per piglet at cost, with proper reporting and accounting.

The workload involved is directly proportional to the increase of recycled piglets. Mounting expenses are unavoidable like more visits and monitoring, emergencies, and miscellaneous

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expenses as recycle-recipients increase.

Fortunately, many donors from USA and other countries, who have affinity to Vinzons, helped and we were able to give 84 piglets over a 2 year period, from Nov 2007 to Dec 2009. It was next to impossible to gather donations in one lump sum in one period. Donors gave over several months. The pigs therefore has to grow also over several months.

About 30 of the donated pigs gave births since then, and 60 recycled piglets were derived and given to other families, which they called phase 2. One recycled-recipient's pig from this phase had given birth recently, and 2 recycles were derived and given away, now called phase 3.

Such cycles will continue to repeat under proper management and monitoring. As of Aug 2009, the 84 original donated piglets has spawned further 64 recycles, resulting in the grand total of 148 families that had been helped. The growth just continues and now remains unstoppable.

Everyone is raising their pigs. All pigs are growing. All females recycles will breed. All recycle-piglets will be given away, and the process is repeated over and over again. Can you stop a pig from growing and breeding? Can you stop the recycling process? Obviously, not.

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Please note the originally donated 84 piglets entailed real costs as they came from actual donation and were used to buy the piglets. But the 64 recycled-piglets were already free of costs and were given away without coming from any donation. All future recycled piglets will always be free of costs.

The 64 recycled-piglets mentioned in the foregoing came from 32 original recipients. These 32 recipients had become comfortable with their material well-being due to this livelihood or piggery. Many of these 32 individuals opted to form a multi-purpose cooperative, as they could already afford the membership fees and contribute to shares of stocks, per government rules and regulations.

As of this writing, they had elected their set of officers and registered their coop, under the name of Tacboan Multi Purpose Coop or TAMPUCO. Tacboan is old name of the town of Vinzons. They already gathered P75,000 initial paid-up capital, and have not even started any business activity. I mentioned only 32 original members, but more future families will enter into the picture due the multiplier effect of piglet-recycling. Membership will automatically increase. Capital will increase, almost at infinity. As things now stand, they will are assured of almost guaranteed business growth of their cooperative and be able to engage in other forms of charity in the town, like education, health, and jobs.

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There are 19 town sections (barangays) & 9 more barangays have not been reached or participated in the piglets recycle program. The problem is distance and accessibility due to having to cross rivers and mountains to reach the places. The Cooperative will manage the piglets program for these far-flung sections of the town, as they have now the capital and resources for this business venture, which will assure them of sure-fire income, while assuring the future recipient-families their initial free piglets.

This community has been given a new lease in life. Without the piglets program, the town will continue to remain stagnant due to absence of commercial activity. The government officials were originally skeptical that such a piglets dispersal program will thrive and be sustained by the implementers from the church outreach group (MSK) due to many failures in the past.

The government had done this before but no recycling were ever accomplished, as the pigs ended up being sold and eaten, without consideration to future recipients. But now, it's a different story all together. In fact, the first 3rd phase recycle had been attained, after only 2 years of management and close monitoring. Stories and testimonies from recipient-families are replete with anecdotes of their successful backyard piggery. They had been able to pay for school expenses of their children. They paid their debts to their creditors. They could now afford certain amenities, furniture, and appliances that they would never have dreamed of before. But the best

impact is the formation of their multipurpose cooperative.

This struggle will not stop and more sequel to this story are still to be written because this project has no ending.

Part IX

Other Models of Dispersals.

Our selected model or formula is based on payback of 3 piglets after or during the breeding of the donor’s pig.

There are other models and formulas out there being used by others.

The same goal of stimulating the economy is the basic reason for all these practices and miscellaneous formulas and models and tools. Some of these other models are described as follows:

(1) 50/50 Model

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profit and as semi-charity. A person of means make arrangement with a needy recipient, by providing him a free piglet under the condition that they divide the profits along this line.

The recipient will raise the piglet at his own expense, including, pig pen, feeds, water, sanitation, insemination, etc, until it gives births. After breeding, they share on 50/50 basis, the number of piglets born, and the mother pig must be returned to the original donor. After fulfillment of the 50/50 sharing of the piglets and return of the mother pig, the client or recipient is free to further his livelihood.

The businessman-donor continues then his business scheme with next clients or recipients.

The division of profits are varied, without prejudice to both donors and recipients, for as long as they agree on their contract. The person of means may or not continue giving free piglets under this condition. It's his own money and he can decide his own program of dispersal. For purposes of charity, this type of dispersal should also be encouraged, as this also promotes the local economy since pig raising will be made available to other families.

(2) Emergency Help Model

This is a form of dole-outs given during disasters and calamities. Usually, this is done by the government, Red Cross or charitable agencies. After big floods, typhoons, fires, earthquakes, or

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monsoon rains, many people are dislocated and find themselves unable to start a new life. One help is to distribute piglets to affected families, without any precondition whatsoever. The recipients takes care of their own pigs and rear them and make or create their livelihood all by themselves. They need not return any piglet to the government or original agency that donated the original pig. Sometimes, they are required to return 2 piglets after one year for distribution to other families. Sometimes, not. The process may be done by the original recipient or supervised by the agency. In this case, lack of follow-ups is the major problem.

(3) Dole outs or Pure Give-aways

This is usually a form of church-assisted charities. In some cases, some churches, both catholic and protestants involved themselves in piglets dispersal. They select the needy recipients and give them free piglets to help support their families, but the burden of raising the pigs rest with them. In many cases, due to absence of close supervision, the recipients are forced to sell or eat the pigs, due to poverty. No records are ever kept as to the success of livelihoods given to these needy families. But as a form of dole-outs, at least, emergency needs were met, on temporary basis, without consideration to the future. In this case they just wait for another piglets dispersal to survive repeatedly.

(4) Marketing Promotions

This is done in promoting feeds and related products from large manufacturers. Large companies encouraged farmers to raise pigs and chickens which are given free to them under the company arrangement or policy that the farmers will use their branded-feeds and related products. An exact timetable is set for the collection or buyouts of the animals ready for slaughter or sale by the companies. This assures the farmer of a ready market for their raised animals. It's all a business proposition, favoring both he companies and the pig-raiser-contractor.

(5) Formula Variation -
Payback: 1 Recycle+1 Income Basis

Year 1 - 1 piglet (original capital) Year 2 - 1 recycle + 1 income Year 3 - 1 recycle + 1 income Year 4 - 1 recycle + 1 income Year 5 - 1 recycle + 1 income

Total Piglets (families helped) = 1+1+1+1+1= 5 families helped ($250 Value)

Total Incomes (self-funding) = 1+1+1+1+ = 4 incomes ($200 Value)

This formula is almost like an ordinary dole-out, year in and year-out, without any significant growth in spreading the benefits to more families. And yet, the difference between this and the selected unique formula is just 1 piglet recycle. If we give 2 recycles, the growth is exponential.

 (6)  Formula Variation -

Payback: 2 Recycles + Zero Income (No self-compensation)

Year 1 - 1 piglet (original capital)($50)

Year 2 - 2 recycles + 0 income Year 3 - 4 recycles + 0 income Year 4 - 8 recycles + 0 income Year 5 - 16 recycles + 0 income

Total Piglets (families helped) = 1+2+4+8+16 = 31 families helped ($1,550 Value)

Total Self-Compensation = zero income for the Implementer/Coordinator

Theoretically, this formula is ideal, but not sustainable. As there is no motivation or compensation for the Implementer, most likely the program will remain without proper management and monitoring, as the implementer will not be able to continue. Without the implementer, the program will likely fail on the second year. The third piglet income or compensation was designed and selected in our Unique Formula precisely to correct past failures of lack of sustainability. Sustainability is the key to the success of this program.

(7)  Formula Variation -

Payback: 3 Recycles + 1 income (self‑
compensation) (Onerous one)

This formula is going far into requiring the payback of four (4) piglets to the Implementer, instead of

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the recommended three (3) piglets in our chosen unique formula. This means that 3 recycles will be given to other families and 1 piglet for self-funding. Here is the possible results:

Year 1 - 1 piglet (original capital at $50 value)

Year 2 - 3 recycles + 1 income

Year 3 - 9 recycles + 3 incomes

Year 4 - 27 recycles + 9 incomes

Year 5 - 81 recycles + 27 incomes

Total cumulative families helped = 1+3+9+27+81 = 121 piglets ($6,050 Value)

Total cumulative self-income = 1+3+9+27 = 40 piglets ($2,000 Value)

While it is possible to impose these conditions, we believe it is not fair. This is onerous or burdensome on the part of the beneficiary. True, the growth will become meteoric and accomplish faster economic impact. But we should not adopt this formula due to unjustified number of paybacks. The happy medium is the formula that we described earlier that requires only 3 paybacks ( 2 recycles+ 1 income).

(8) Goat Dispersal Model

The goat can only breed 2 off-springs on a yearly basis on the average. Goat does not require expensive feeds, but they require a fairly large grazing area, which abounds in the countryside or rural areas, but not really available easily, being private lands.

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It is obviously not a good tool for economic stimulus due to lack of offsprings to be recycled. At least, we have to recycle 2 every breeding to be comparable with the pig. But it defeats the purpose of helping the recipient, as he will be deprived of income during the first year. If he gives up the 2 baby goats, he will need to wait another year to see the fruits of his labor, or total of 2 years from day one. Besides, we are not even sure of the gender of the baby goats, as female ones are needed for recycle. As a dole out and pure charity, the goat is perfect for such purposes.

(9) The Cow Or Carabao Dispersal Model

The cost of baby female cow or carabao is prohibitive, which is about 3 to 6 times of the female piglet. Cost alone discourages donors. The cow or carabao gives birth to only 1 offspring yearly. Such low productivity works against being adopted as a tool for economic stimulus. But cow and carabao dispersals are practiced more as a business venture or dole-out charity by some individuals or foundations. I am not familiar with the exact models or formula, but it cannot compare with the economic growth of our unique formula in piglets program.

(10) Poultry Dispersal Model

It's difficult to come up with a formula using poultry animals that would be comparable or better than our unique formula for piglets program. I just do not know how to recycle the produce, with assurance of continuity and sustainability. Do we recycle the eggs or the newly born chicks. I wish someone can design a good formula for this model.

Part X

Lessons From The Past

(1) One experience

One reader reported, "Your ideas have been proven and the animal dispersal program are standard of the rural bank and cooperative organizations. The Philippines has a long history of animal dispersal and we have the Kabuhian Livelihood Program started in Iloilo by the Pavia Baptist Church and the Santa Monica Parish in

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1977 covering 15 Barangays. This include different kinds of animals to include chicken, pogo or quail, turkey, goats, pigs, rabbits, and ducks and geese. The same concept was spread to Mindanao through the Baptist Church in their Upland Livelihood Program in Bansalan, Davao. Similar projects were also undertaken by numerous cooperatives in Laguna and Batangas and later on were supported by the Rural Banks association of the Philippines with matching funds from Central Bank through their re-discounting program. What was missing of course was the development of a finished product industry. Animal dispersal is also risk- dispersal so the finished product was never incorporated. The Malaysians and the Thais learned this from our experience, so they developed the finish products for export quality. We can discuss many ways of applying the various experiences in this field of food production and with the OFC environment, the potentials are better for a global market approach."

(2) Our analysis of past failures

Skeptics are asking why pigs dispersal failed in the past. Pig dispersals for the poor is not a new concept in the Philippines. The government & many charitable organizations have done this in the past for many years since the 70s. But majority of remarks from those who have been involved or have experienced it, or those who knew how they were operated before are not encouraging. They say the program was a failure in most cases, due to failure of the beneficiaries or recipients to raise the pigs and continue deriving

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livelihood from such donations.

We noted that the selected recipients came from those who cannot afford to raise the pigs, due to high cost of water, pig pens, space and the most costly expense which are the feeds. In other words, the recipients belong to the poor sector. The dispersal was therefore pure charity or dole outs. Donors gave the piglets with no commitment to further support the breeding expenses, which was understandable from the viewpoint of pure charity for the poor. As a consequence, the donated pigs ended up being sold or eaten, thereby terminating the charity for that individual. The poor always waits for the next cycle of donation.

We also found out that even if the beneficiary was able to continue until the first birth of piglets, there was lack of close supervision and follow through from the donors or donor-organizations. The required payback or return of 1 or 2 or 3 piglets, depending on the agreement, were not often implemented due to this lack of supervision. Such returned piglets should had been re­distributed to future recipients, but such actions were generally forgotten and abandoned.

We asked past proponents as to whether they required the return of 2 piglets, or even one piglet after first birth, for further dispersal to other recipients, and the cycle repeated continuously. We have heard of failures of past programs, but not enough details about how the programs were pursued and implemented. The key that we were

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looking for is whether or not they supervised closely the return or replenishment of piglets. There was something missing in the implementation. We discovered the missing factor was the lack of funding in executing the project after every donation. The donors failed to pay for the services and expenses of those monitoring and visiting the recipients. Donors had no way of checking the expenses involved, specially the collection of the recycle-piglets or newly born paybacks, their initial infant sustenance, eventual handling and transport to new recipients, paperwork, travel expenses, meetings, pictures, progress reporting, and emergency expenses. Funding these expenses can easily be budgeted by the government, but not by the private sector, like churches and private charity organizations.

(3) Sustainability - 3rd piglet payback

Sustainability therefore depends on funding the implementing activities. Without funds, no implementation is possible. The design of the our unique piglets formula is really the result of studies, on how to sustain the project.

We imputed the Self-Compensation feature into the formula, under the recovery of the 3rd piglet as income for the implementer. It's the most practical solution to sustainability of the project. It's the best form of incentive and motivation for the implementer. It's the best source of funding to address the problem of operating expenses. It does away with funding from donors and management problems related to handling of

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funds. We leave the ownership and management of such self-compensation in the hands of the Implementer. He is given a free hand in deciding how to spend the funds. This in effect revolutionizes the idea of this project because we know of no such freedom of action delegated to implementers or volunteers of projects like this. But sustainability is assured of continuance and without hindrance or obstacles from any source or from anybody. This is also a reinvention of the whole concept of Piglets Recycle Program to make it practicable and convenient for everybody.

(4)  Recycling & Self-income are mutually exclusive

Recycling or new piglets to future families or recipients means growth and the spread of livelihood to many people. It also means growth of compensation in the form of self-income to the Implementer. Therefore, if the implementer stops recycling, it also stops his self-income. One is dependent upon the other. Recycling and self-compensation are mutually exclusive. One cannot exist without the other.

(5)  Big-Time Animal Dispersal Project vs. Small-time

Recycling Unique Program

We came across a story of one past animal dispersal project that was meant to help the poor. The project invested huge capital because they built a complex of buildings and infrastructures to house the piggery, poultry, and sheds for goats, turkeys, quails, ducks, roosters and production

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lines for collecting eggs, preserve-eggs, fryers and layers, etc. They employed a manager and staff to operate the facility. They bought vehicles, tools and other equipment. In other words,. All these investment just to be able to give away animals to the poor. This is pure charity and highly commendable. It is pure dole-outs, with no consideration for recovering original capital or making profits.

The type of project described above required huge capital expenditures, animal shelter or building, and most likely raising & breeding the required animals and having them produce the eggs, piglets, baby goats, etc, for final dispersal to recipients. And that a company was organized for that purpose, whether a coop or a private corporation, with officers and employees and hired help. Maybe it included vehicles and transport equipment and other support facilities. And that the company had ample funds to run the operation. The funds probably came from donations or foundations or big civic clubs. That's a very ideal setup, as all financial and logistical supports are present.

Unfortunately, we are not ready to do that, for obvious reasons. We are all abroad. Our internet membership are spread in many countries. All our activities are conducted via emails. We only have a trusted implementers/coordinators in selected towns. Lastly, we have very limited funds. It comes in small donations and small trickles from people who believe in the project, and who have that kindred spirit to help the mother country.

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Precisely because of limited funds, we envisioned our Free Piglets Recycle Program, in such a way that limited funds is not a hindrance to potential growth, due to productive nature or prolific nature of the pig. No other farm animal has that ability to multiply and produce a very satisfactory return on investment. Animal dispersal, per se, is not the end-all of this program. The recipient must involved himself to further disperse 2 piglets out of the births of his pig. This process must continue for future recipients, without letup, under a so-called self-help culture or attitude, because of the inherent quality of people, after they had been helped by others, in an unbroken chain. We are fortunate today that there is internet. Our Free Piglets Recycle Program would not have been possible without the internet. And you can start it with one piglet.

Part XI

Maximizing Limited Capital.

In many development projects in many countries, you will always hear of multi-million US Dollar allocations, and the necessity to borrow or secure financial aids or grants from developed countries or from the World Bank, United Nations, Large Foundations, and similar institutions. Oftentimes, such funding takes time to negotiate

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and implement, because of magnitude and difficulties in deciding priorities on which to approve and related timetables of projects.

With piglets dispersal program under our designed formula, it is not necessary to bother with huge capital allocations. One piglet costing $50, circa 2009, is enough to start a development program for economic development of a locality, town, province or country. Multiples of piglets to be made available to exact number of recipients can easily be calculated and budgeted.

For instance, 100 recipients would require just $5,000, or 1000 recipients would require $50,000. But based on our selected formula, described earlier, this has a maximum multiplier of 31 times over 5 years, a good enough length of period for a development program. $50,000 times 31 is $1,550,000. Such a resulting growth and development is almost miraculous. We have not projected and calculated the maximum impact of such investment in 1000 x 31 or 31,000 people with initial capital of $50 each livestock animal for raising and production.

When each pig produces a profit of 400% per annum, then $1.55 Million multiplied by 400% will result into $6.2Million impact into that community or region. This is awesome when you think that the initial investment is just $50,000.

Scarce resources or limited funds are not hindrance to go into large economic projects for any country. Fortunately, we have the tools and

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the designed formula to attain this goal, with the use of pigs. No other farm animal can compare with the pig under which an optimum economic design can be formulated.

Precisely because of usual limited funds that we were forced to think and design the Piglets Recycle Program methodology, if we need to move ahead with our economy. It's the most perfect economic stimulus package available to mankind. Just minimal capital with guaranteed maximum returns.

We believe that with such a very optimistic picture of investment, donations can easily be gathered. Philanthropists generally want maximum results from their donations. Donor-nations, banking

institutions,     financing      organizations,      and
development banks will be easy to convince.

Part XII

Qualifications of Recipients.

The best candidates for piglets recipients are generally, the people of good standing in the community, of legal age, no criminal records and law-abiding citizens. Sometimes, they are fully recommended by town officials and community leaders.

But more than these qualities of good recipients, we have to consider their financial capabilities and willingness to participate.

Financial abilities mean that the recipient can provide pig pens, corrals, sheds or suitable

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housing, provide running water and sanitary facilities and most of all the required food or feeds & medicines for the pigs. The most expensive item are the feeds, usually those supplied by feed mills and suppliers, and coupled with ordinary vegetables and root crops. There is also the cost of insemination to enable the pig to breed. Based on regular studies, all these costs reach about 2 to 3 times the cost of the piglet on an annual basis. If the piglet costs $50, circa 2009, the added investment to raise it is $150 more.

Such realities are recognized in this piglet program. Definitely, the poor or those who cannot afford to raise the piglet are not qualified. For the program to succeed, the recipient must be fully qualified to raise the piglet. This is an important ingredient in the whole equation of the unique formula.

As already defined in previous chapters, the goal is not social welfare or dole outs. The goal is to stimulate the whole economy. Participants therefore must be pig raisers who can stake some capital for this purpose. We have determined that these are the possible good candidates as recipients, based on their present livelihoods: small store owners, carpenters, farmers, fishermen, seamstresses, domestic helpers, tricycle drivers, house cleaners, laundry-women, mechanics, poultry raisers, and similarly situated working men and women, but not belonging to the wealthy class.

This will not disqualify anybody willing to participate in the program and become piglet

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recipient, even if he or she has no resources for this purpose. Sometimes, keen determination and willingness to sacrifice and gather feeds from vegetable sources is good enough reason to join the program.

In order to establish smooth collaboration and cooperation among donors, implementers and recipients, we felt that this can be attained perfectly if selections of recipients will come from the ranks of close friends, close relatives, former classmates, associates, and neighbors. We felt that favoritism and nepotism is practiced in this program, without any inhibition or violation of any rules and regulations. We thought that the market is too wide that the initial phase of dispersal of piglets will be more effective and efficient with close collaboration with more familiar people. The non-relatives, non-friends, non-neighbors and other members of the community will be reached eventually due to fast growth of recycle-piglets within a short period of time.


Revealing Features Of The Program.

(1) A town can easily turn around its local economy.

It's all a matter of choice by its local government or its community leaders to turn around its economy.

Let's do a little mathematics for a town of 20,000 people for example. On the average, like in the Philippines, one household has 5 members. There are 4,000 families or households in that town. Roughly, 50% are middle class, 20% are rich and

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30% are poor, based on usual Philippine statistics. We only target the 50% middle class, as these are the people who can afford to raise piglets, but half of these, or 25%, are probably the only people willing to accept the piglets and sign the contract.

The 25% of the families is roughly 1,000 families. If we reverse the formula, we divide 1000 by 31 (the multiplier that we use under 5 year recycling program of piglets). The result is 32.2, or round figure of 30 families. In order to stimulate the local economy, all we need is to give one piglet each to 30 families. Costing $50 each, the initial budget is measly $1,500, which can probably be financed by 30 donors or by the municipal government. 30 donors from the rich sector of the town is such a small number and can easily be convinced to donate.

In 5 years, 1,000 families will receive one piglet each with a total value of $50,000 capitalization spread over many families. With 400% return on investment (400% ROI), this capital grows to $200,000 per year.

That is sufficient to turn around the economy of the town and create capital for other types of business, without necessarily, concentrating on piggery alone. Such an economy can trickle down to the poor sector to provide supporting jobs or casual jobs.

Time will come when there will be no more poor people in the town, only because the choice was made to adopt the piglets recycle program, the easiest and most practical solution to its economic

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survival. People can shout to the whole world that poverty was finally vanquished.

This utopia is attainable because the solution is right here, in the availability of the pigs, its cheap initial cost and the designed methodology of application.

(2) Culture of helping each other

There is a Chinese proverb that says if you receive some benefits from others, it is just morally right to also share the same benefits with others.

If you had been selected to become a piglet recipient, it's only right to give back recycle piglets to others. In fact, this is an important ingredient in executing our unique piglets recycle formula. Without the culture of charitable spirit the formula is useless. Nobody will ever join this program. It will be next to impossible for proponents to gather donors and implementers. It will be difficult for the government to propagate the program. We need the full collaboration and cooperation of the donors, implementers and the recipients, as one collective body of individuals pursuing the righteous goal of economic emancipation.

(3) Abundance of Pigs or Over-saturation Is Not A Problem

The Piglets Program is being promulgated as an economic stimulus package, or to help in capital formation, by taking advantage of the high

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productivity of pigs and suitability for efficient execution of dispersals and spreading the wealth to many. As soon as capital are formed, people will diversity into other forms of businesses and industries as a natural evolution. At the start, industries closely related to pigs or pork meat will be established. Later on, support industries will ensue until other types of industries will be established. What is important is the economic activity, not the piggery business itself. People need to save capital to be able to engage in other livelihoods.

(4) Donation Treated as Loan

In order to encourage donations specially in private sector projects, the piglets donation can be treated as a loan as an option on the part of the donor. In other words, the equivalent amount of the piglet can be given back to the donor after about one year, when the pig begins to breed. The pig breeds up to maximum 16 piglets, or none at all, but it can breed again on subsequent breeding, or from replacements as outlined in the contract. The donation can be repaid somehow with leeway on time of refund, as circumstances permit. The donor may re-assign the refund to another recipient, as another option. But there is no interest or income on any such donation. The option remains and the donor can also decide to treat the donation as final donation without asking for refund during the duration of the loan. After all, loan or not, the program is not affected materially. Under this feature, the program is delayed by 1 piglet dispersal, but the project resumes on the

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succeeding year.

In effect, therefore, a donor is able to help grow the charitable program from nothing or from zero donation, because it was treated as a loan. Where in the world can you find a zero donation that is able to grow to 31 donations over 5 years? It is something out of nothing. That is truly man-made miracle.

(5) A donor can nominate the recipient

In order to encourage donations, specially in the private sector programs, donors must be given a chance to nominate their own recipients and give the piglets directly to them. In this manner, their donations will help their chosen beneficiary, like relatives, friends, former classmates, associates, neighbors or favorite needy people in their own community. Of course, this remains as an option, if there are implementers in said communities. Or, they can nominate recipients, who can be developed to become implementers to initiate the project thereat. This form of incentive to the donor by which he can nominate his recipient is beneficial to all concerned as it quickens donations, motivates the implementers and satisfies the recipients.

(6) Self-help projects minus formal
organizations on top.

Basically, this program really tries to develop entrepreneurship on the part of the implementer or coordinator and the recipients. The donations

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can come from many sources. The main point is to encourage and motivate the implementer and his recipients to do and prosecute the program to its maximum level, on the basis of self-help, with full self-compensation and   incentives. The implementer could be solo or as a group, depending on the circumstances.

There is no formal organization or hierarchy on top of the implementer. No foundation or non-profit organization operates on top of the implementer. But foundations or corporations or associations just like individuals can donate funds to the implementer without strings attached, or without any precondition. The donor's authority stops after the donation is given. But the donor's interest will remain in the form of measurement of results and progress reports from the implementer, and nothing else, from time to time.

When the implementer is able to expand his base and gather many recipients under his fold, he should encourage the formation of a cooperative, consisting of successful recipients as members, as this is the most democratic way to spread the wealth in the community. The implementer need not stop his piglets program and the recipients need not stop their individual livelihoods.

Part XIV

Internet And Cell phone Use.

The internet and cell phones are very useful in the execution of this piglets program. Without them, the propagation and promotion of the idea would be very expensive and time consuming. Without them, donations and giving would be difficult to gather. Without them, looking for volunteers, implementers, coordinators and piglets recipients would be like looking in a haystack. Without them, this program would be too

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expensive to execute.

Piglets are usually given to areas outside cities and towns, where internet and emails are sometimes not accessible. In this modern age of communications, cell phones are available to many folks in the rural areas. We can reach them by texts via cell phones.

Results are easy & fast to come by with emails between donors, implementers, coordinators and interested parties. Results are easy & fast to come by from chats and conversation via emails from all contacts and from all corners of the world. Problems are easier and faster to solve.

It now seems that development projects could really be conducted via internet and emails with ease. This is coming true to form with the recommendation of Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft, in his speech to a graduating class at Harvard University, his alma mater, a few years ago, that we must make full use of the internet to better the world.

Part XV

Implementer/Coordinator - Solo or Group.

The implementer or coordinator for this program must be based locally in the location of piglets dispersals and distribution. Whether solo or as a group, he is the hands-on man or work-horse guy. He buys the piglets. He delivers it to his chosen recipient, or ask the recipient to pick it up from the supplier. He holds the contract that the recipient signs. He requires full compliance to the

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agreement. He alone has full control over the returned piglets or so-called recycled-piglets. He alone has full control in the selection of all recipients of recycled-piglets. He alone has full control of the self-compensation, his source of fund in the expenses involved in this program. The expenses involved in this program are for collecting the recycle piglets, dispersals to other families, handling and delivery, transport and travel costs, costs of meetings and conferences, paperwork, pictures, printing, progress reports to donors, public relations expenses and numerous other emergency expenses attendant to the success of the program. In fact, for all intents and purposes, the implementer owns the project. It's a self-help project.

It is the intention of this program that the Implementer & his recipients succeed financially out of this venture. Donors care a lot that he really succeeds because the local economy will never move unless the implementer & recipients succeeds. Recycling the piglets will increase his self-compensation. Not recycling the piglets will stop the self-compensation all together and just kill the program outright and spell disaster.

We honestly believe that with success comes the opportunity to enter into other forms of charity in the community, when people are successful. Only a robust economy in the town can emancipate the town economically.

Just anybody can become an implementer. The first recipient of any donated piglet, who is raising

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the first piglet himself, can become an implementer. Nothing can stop him from pursuing this program by and for himself to give piglets and use the recommended policy contract or unique method or formula suggested in this book. Community leaders and organizers are good candidates to become implementers. People from all walks in life can also become one.

A wealthy person in the community does not need donations from abroad to start a piglets program. A person with high paying job in the local community does not need donations from abroad to do the same. They have nothing to lose. They actually have everything to gain. They are able to help. They become well known as philanthropists, and yet retain self-compensation, without diluting their net worth and their financial assets. Our unique model formula and the sample projects that we have started are testament to this progressive proposal.

Part XVI

A Good Program Implementer

We are always looking for a good program implementer.

1)   The implementer gives one piglet to a qualified recipient in his barrio or barangay. The implementer will ask the recipient to sign a contract to repay 3 female piglets after about one year after breeding or birthing. After completing the 3 paybacks, the recipient has no more obligation and he owns his own piggery and all future piglets that shall be born. Actually, the contract is flexible.

2)   The implementer gives the 2 payback piglets to other 2 recipient-families, and make the same contract with these 2 recipients. The implementer gets the 3rd piglet payback as his income, as his compensation or incentive.

3)   The implementer is the owner of the contract and owner of the project. There is no other partner or organization controlling him. I will not control you. Nobody will control you. You are independent implementer.

4)   We want all implementers to succeed and earn substantial income from this program so that they can continue giving piglets to other families forever. The main purpose is to stimulate the local economy of the community. It will help the country in our own small way, without too much fanfare.

5)   One piglet is enough to start this program. This piglet can come from donations, from Implementer’s donation, or from anybody who is willing to start the donation. The implementer can collect funds from his own family and start with

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one piglet.

6)   The arithmetic of donation and recycle donations is like this: From one piglet alone, after one year, you can give 2 piglets, after 2 years, another 4 piglets, after 3 years, another 8 piglets, after 4 years, another 16 piglets. 1+2+4+8+16= 31 families helped in 4 years. One piglet donation becomes 31 donations after 5 years.

7)   Regarding self compensation which the implementer gets from every 3rd piglet, in 4 years, this will grow to a total of 15 piglets, without any obligation. This all his.

8)  The success will depend on good management by the implementer. The work is very easy. The implementer does not have to raise pigs. He only give away piglets and monitors and visits all his recipients, and lend moral support. Town veterinarians usually help also.

9)  The most difficult part of the program is how to select good recipients. They must be capable enough to raise and feed the pigs. Poor people are not qualified. They must be trustworthy and positive in their attitude. Get only relatives, close friends, classmates, associates, good neighbors, and willing to sign the contract, as recipients. Avoid negative people. Actually, they must be patriotic enough to help in uplifting the local economy, by being part of the giving-piglets program.

10)   Implementer must become a member of our Tatay Jobo Elizes

forum, http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/pignet  to exchange ideas and views with other members. You must report progress and status of your program to inspire other members and new members. Nothing else. No financial obligation whatsoever.

11) Some areas in the Philippines are not suitable as piglets program areas. They are the already urbanized and heavily populated, with vibrant industrial-commercial activity. Backyard piggery is not profitable and environmental-sanitation issues may be hard to resolve. Finding recipients in these areas may not be easy.

Typical Letter to Prospective Implementer

Dear Prospective Implementer,

Greetings from New York. I am Jobo Elizes, age 76, main advocate of piglets dispersal program based on continuing redistribution, as described in my book, Piglets Unlimited - Wealth Untapped and clickable in the internet at my site, www.pigletsbook.webs.com. Thank you for your interest in our program.

We are always looking for a good program implementer, with duties as follows:

1) The implementer gives one piglet to a qualified recipient in his barrio or barangay. The implementer will ask the recipient to sign a

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contract to repay 3 female piglets after about one year after breeding or birthing. After completing the 3 paybacks, the recipient has no more obligation and he owns his own piggery and all future piglets that shall be born. Actually, the contract is flexible and allows for certain allowances like sickness, deaths, theft, or infertility.

2)   Out of the 3 paybacks, the implementer gives the 2 piglets to other recipient-families, and make the same contract with these 2 recipients. The implementer gets the 3rd piglet payback as his income, as his compensation or incentive.

3)   The implementer is the owner of the contract and owner of the project. There is no other partner or organization controlling him. I will not control you. Our Pignet e-group will not control you. You are independent implementer.

4)   We want all implementers to succeed and earn substantial income from this program so that they can continue giving piglets to other families forever. The main purpose is to stimulate the local economy of the community. It will help the country in our own small way, without too much fanfare.

5)   One piglet is enough to start this program. This piglet can come from my donation, from other donors, from your own friends, or from your own pocket, or from anybody who is willing to start the donation. The implementer can collect funds from his own family and start with one piglet.

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6)      The arithmetic of investment is like this: From one piglet alone, after one year, you can give 2 piglets; after 2 years, another 4 piglets; after 3 years, another 8 piglets; after 4 years, another 16 piglets. 1+2+4+8+16= 31 families helped in 4 years. That’s a terrific growth of donations from one single donation.

7)      Regarding self compensation which the implementer gets from every 3rd piglet, in 4 years, this will grow to a total of 15 piglets, without any obligation. This all his.

8)      The success will depend on good management by the implementer. The work is very easy. The implementer does not have to raise pigs. He only give away piglets and monitors and visits all his recipients, and lend moral support. Town veterinarians usually help also.

9)      The most difficult part of the program is how to select good recipients. Recipients or beneficiaries must be capable enough to raise and feed the pigs. Poor people may not qualify due to investment involved but they can participate out of great desire to improve their lot by working harder. They must be trustworthy and positive in their attitude. Sometimes, it is encouraged to get only relatives, close friends, classmates, associates, good neighbors, and willing to sign the contract, as recipients. Negative people, or argumentative people must be avoided. Get people that are patriotic enough to help in uplifting the local economy, by being part of the piglets-giving

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10)   Implementers must become members of our forum, www.groups.yahoo.com/group/pignet to exchange ideas and views with other members. He must report progress and status of his/her program to inspire other members and new members.

11)   The implementer has no financial obligation whatsoever to the e-group.

12)   Highly urbanized and heavily populated areas and regions, with vibrant industrial-commercial activity are not suitable for piglets dispersal program. Backyard piggery is not profitable and environmental-sanitation issues may be hard to resolve.

Thank you, TJ


Fund Raising - Consequent Bonus. 

This is an accidental and happy discovery, as this was not the original intention of our unique piglets recycling program.

We never knew that it was possible to conduct fund raising out of this exercise, which can be used by associations of any kind engaged in charitable activities. The only thing necessary is for such associations, not solo implementers, to

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engage in piglets program using our piglets method or formula.

The more they can give away and recycle piglets, the more they can raise funds. And because of the exponential growth, the funds also grow at meteoric rate.

We have now established from earlier chapters that 1 piglet initial donation or investment is able to grow more donations 31 times in 5 years. And that, the 3rd piglet recycle feature is able to grow by 15 times in terms of self-compensation or income. For every piglet that is donated and given away to a family, results in generating cumulatively another 15 piglets in income to the association in 5 years.

In real terms, 1 piglet ($50 original donation) generates 15 piglets (valued at $750) cumulatively in 5 years. Such earnings are budgeted for operational expenses of the association for the piglets program, but the association can determine a percentage allocation from this fund for other charities. The main thing is that the project really earns those income and there is available source for allocating that to charitable fund-raising.

This is the result of the 3rd piglet feature for self-compensation or income, which was intended originally to sustain and motivate the implementers, as the main objective of the program. The fund raising opportunity merely presents itself as an accidental advantage on the part of any association.

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In many cases, fund raising is always a problem of any association. The piglets program will now make it easier for them. It's like killing two birds with one stone. Two levels are established, the first being the piglets recycling and the second the money earned for the fund drive.

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Why the 3rd Piglet payback? (Emphasis)

The unique formula described in this book states that three (3) piglets must be paid back to the project implementer or coordinator after one year when the original pig gives birth. They must be returned under the most liberal process, without too much burden on the original recipient as enumerated in the piglets contract. There is enough time allowance to repay the 3 piglets under certain circumstances.

The 2 piglets that must be paid back will be used to recycle them to 2 recipient-families, as part and parcel of the economic stimulus objective of this program, which is the overall concept, and must not be interrupted.

The extra 3rd piglet that must be paid back will be given to the implementer or coordinator (solo or group) as self-compensation, due to his leadership and dedication, and due to the numerous duties and activities related to dispersal of pigs in the community, and for his charitable and social-oriented work. By pure intention of this program and honorable wishes of the original donors, the implementer should not interfere or touch the 2 recycle-piglets intended for distribution to other families. Such interference violates the trust and confidence given to the implementer by the donors and the recipients.

When the donor gives his donation to the implementer, it is implied that the implementer will implement the true intent of the piglets contract.

When the recipient signs the piglets contract, it is very clear that the implementer will honor the real intent of the piglets contract, that 2 piglets will be given to other families and that only one will be retained by the implementer. Although, it might seem that the recipient is only a beneficiary, in actual fact, the recipient is a donor by himself, as he invested time, efforts and feeds to raise the pig for one year. We must value and not forget this contribution of the recipient. The implementer must honor the contract with pride and

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truthfulness. Getting or abrogating the 2 recycle piglets for himself is equivalent to stealing and corruption of the program. This corruption must be avoided at all cost.

The implementer is given incentive by awarding to him one piglet, the so-called 3rd piglet, as a form of his motivation to provide leadership. He should not therefore get interested in acquiring the 2 recycle piglets.

The 3rd piglet is the best incentive for the implementer. I don’t think the program will succeed without this incentive.

The first year of the program is a sacrifice year for the implementer. There is no income. In fact, he might even spends out of his pocket, but the second year and future years are good income years, as the 3rd piglets income will grow continuously in geometric progression. But he has to devote time and efforts to manage the program well. Continuous recycling of piglets to many families will definitely be beneficial to him financially. Stopping the recycling and stealing the recycle piglets will definitely produce negative results and stop his financial growth. The project dies and no families are helped when recycling stops.

In many dispersal projects in the past by other proponents of long ago, no incentives or rewards were given to implementers. The past projects saw natural death. They were all failures.

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The 3rd piglet incentive introduced in our formula is the best variation that we invented today in order to succeed in this program. It has been proven to be correct as we now have 650 piglets dispersed from 2007 to 2009, to many several selected towns in the Philippines.

Part XIX

More Information

The unique method or formula adopted in this piglets recycle program is permanent and cannot be altered. It will stay forever as the one that gives the optimum benefits to all parties concerned in terms of fair growth, compared to no growth, and compared to unjust huge growth. The unjust huge growth can be applied but borders on fairness issue and should be avoided. The

difference between the 3 formulas described elsewhere is just the use of 1 recycle. In the no-growth formula, the paybacks are 1 piglet + 1 piglet income. In the optimal & selected unique formula, the paybacks are 2 recycles + 1 piglet income, while the unjust formula requires 3 recycles + 1 income. Just add 1 more recycle and the program becomes too onerous on the part of the recipient.

As the chosen formula is here to stay, it will be useful and applicable by anyone, by any organization, or by any nation on earth specially those suffering from economic development. It will be applicable at any time from here to eternity. People may not apply it now but the formula is just here and whoever applies it now will become prosperous soon enough. It will be ahead of other nations in developing & stimulating its economy. The capital requirement is so small that it's almost a pittance compared to Gross National Product or GNP, but the growth is mathematically enormous.

Some towns in the Philippines have made some small steps and they will continue to grow, but the momentum is still slow. To gain maximum momentum, the project must be ignited by the government with reasonable amount of allocation from its budget and the proper ministry of agriculture or finance be harnessed for this purpose. Only the government has the capital big enough for maximum effect. And yet, the initial capital is small compared to its potential growth, as shown by our unique formula.

More stories will be written in the future and there will be sequels to this book without exception. This is a continuing story. Pigs are being distributed. Pigs are growing. Pigs are giving births. There is recycling going on, as we write. Many more events will occur in nations and towns everywhere that will utilize this program. Different stories and experiences will occur.

The pig is the best farm animal for this type of project. It's a consumable item. It's a desirable food and highly nutritious and supply the needs of any nation when it comes to meat products. There is shortage of meat and protein source in many countries.

Part XX

Micro Finance - Not Really

 Come to think of it, we are doing MICRO FINANCE OR MICRO BANKING in our Piglets Programs, without really knowing it. Micro banking had been successful in third world countries, like India and Bangladesh, and some Philippine groups and associations have applied it in Mindanao and Bicol.

If you search micro banking or finance at Wikipedia, you will understand how it operates. They give small loans to small entrepreneurs form the poor sector and charge very little interest. In this way, people are able to do livelihood activities and augment their incomes.

But they have to maintain an office, employ managers and collect repayments + interest, so that they can relent to others. Collection of loans could present problems. An organization is required to run the business of micro-finance. They must perform functions like a bank.

In our piglets project, we also micro-finance the recipient, but the BIG DIFFERENCE is that we give FREE FINANCE, in the form of a piglet, costing on average about $50. It's not a loan, but require paying back 2 piglets after one year, for distribution to other recipients, under the same contractual obligation.

One Main BIG DIFFERENCE is we do not maintain an office and employ managers, tellers, collectors, office staff, and other employees. But instead, we use volunteers and implementers, who are self-compensated under self-help principle.

The other BIG DIFFERENCE is that we don't require a huge capitalization and need not comply with corporate and banking laws before we can start a micro banking operation. These are complicated organizations and require very messy preparation before a group can start the operation. We have avoided all these under own style of FREE PIGLETS PROGRAM, which is simply fast and open.

Part XXI

Pignet E-group

Our forum group is located at this website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pignet.

It’s open for membership to the general public. All those already involved in our piglets programs are encouraged to join. Postings, messages, reports and conversations are free and open, even to non­members.

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It must be emphasized again and again that all programs and projects in the field are independently run. There is no controlling foundation or organization at the top. Our Pignet E-Group is just a forum group, with everybody acting as activist or cause-oriented individuals convincing many interested parties to engage in this program by themselves.

Of course, donations and help come from many members of this group, as many believe that they are in full control of their donations and they are fully assured that they go to the right recipients and beneficiaries, due to the proven process described by the concept. It’s straight-forward giving and remittance of funds direct to the implementer, without passing the funds thru a controlling organization.

The other purpose of the Pignet E-Group is to watch the progress of all projects, specially the implementation phase of the recycling of newly born piglets to other families. That’s the major aim of the concept. We will never be able to measure the results if there is no reporting.

The formula is computed in such a way that we can predict the results. The results are compared to the formula. This is the only way we will know the success rate of the program.

Implementers can start/run their own company

While it is true that there is no controlling company on top of this program, the locally assigned implementers, whether as a group or solo individual, may organize, start or run their own companies or local foundations for this purpose. Nothing will stop them from doing this. It’s their free choice. In fact, from the very start, they were told that they own the project and they own the piglets contract used for this purpose. They own the business-charity literally.

We fully support and encourage the putting up of businesses by the implementers in their own locality as this is the only way that the local economy and business will grow.

Recipients are future Implementers

The present piglets recipients can also become future piglets implementers. Most of them will probably continue with their livelihood after complying with the piglets contract, as they now own their mother pig and any future pigs to be born out of their livelihood. All of them know the contract obligations by heart, and they can also adopt the same contract and do the piglets program by themselves by dispersing their own piglets, from their piggery. They merely look for their own client-recipients, and they must be encouraged and motivated to do this by original leaders and implementers. This is the only way, we call spread the concept to everybody. After all, the country is heavily populated and we will never run out of prospects in any territory, as there is no such thing as exclusive territory in our program.

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Usual Directives To Program Participants 

These directives are incorporated elsewhere or other parts of this book, but repeating them is always useful for thorough understanding of our concept.

1)   Donate one (1) female-piglet, good breed, to a beneficiary but sign an agreement that he/she will pay back three (3) female-piglets after one year, more or less, when the pig has grown and given birth. You may give him/her cash to buy the piglet or give the piglet yourself. Your beneficiary or recipient is considered a client that you want to help with his/her livelihood. This is a straightforward business deal. In effect you are giving seed capital, in the form of a piglet to your selected beneficiary. The client must be able to raise the pig to full size at his own expense and have it inseminated also at his own expense and take care of the delivery of newly born piglets out of this mother pig, after one year more or less. You claim the 3 new piglets pay-back after about 5 weeks when ready to be taken away from the mother pig, and healthy enough to eat feeds instead of mother's milk. After this, the client will own the mother pig and the balance of the first birth and any future production or births from this original pig. That's the end of the deal. The client can continue his piggery business as he desires.

2)   With the help and assistance of your original beneficiary-client, you are able to donate two (2) of the paid-back piglets to future recipients as part of your free piglets dispersal system. But the new clients must sign also similar agreement. This is the charity part of your venture. But your other aim is to retain one (1) female piglet and convert it into cash or revenue or income. In other words, sell it. This is the business side of the program, by which you earn income. This is the incentive why you are doing this venture. Let the beneficiary own

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the original mother pig without further obligation. In this manner, you are able to give livelihood while recovering your initial investment. Please note the great benefit that you have given to the recipient. He/she will own the mother pig, the balance of the piglets, after paying back 3 piglets and all future production of his/her own pigs. In other words, he/she can grow their own piggery business the way they like it. This is the best livelihood you can give to a family. Historically, there had been many stories in the whole Philippines that raising pigs helped support the college education of their children and take care of family expenses. These stories are verifiable in any place in the Philippines.

3)   The growth of your charity is assured because you just repeat the process every year, or every time your donated pigs give births. For example, after one year, you donate 2. On the succeeding year, you donate 4. On another year, you donate 8. They double every cycle.

4)   As the cycle or years are repeated, you are able to help many beneficiaries, while earning income at the same time from the extra 3rd piglet, as described above.

5)   Just think if you can donate just 1 piglet per month spread over 12 months in Year 1 for example. That's 12 pigs in Year 1. The going price of a good breed female piglet is P2,500 each. Your total seed capital or investment or donation is worth P2,500 x 12 = P30,000 to 12 clients or families. Applying the concept in Item 1 above,

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you can recover your seed-capital of P30,000 from the sale of all the 3rd piglets, while at the same time, being able to donate freely 24 piglets to new client-families spread over the next one year. You actually invested here but you recovered your initial investment. No further investment is required. You don't need to invest any seed capital anymore, unless you want to increase your coverage to more clients.

6)     The scenario is repeated on the succeeding year, and the charity is doubled. Your earnings are also doubled. In real terms, your 24 free-piglets dispersal is worth P60,000. After one year again, you recover P60,000 from all the so-called 3rd piglets, plus donate 48 free piglets. In this case, your did not invest any seed-capital.

7)     Same scenario is repeated on the 3rd year, with another doubling of charity and personal income. We now talk of P120,000 income and ability to donate 96 free piglets. In this case, you also did not invest. You merely supervise and monitor your program.

8)     This is for all eternity. It just continues to grow by leaps and bounds, from simple arithmetical progression formula.

9)     Giving births are not always perfect. More males are born sometimes. Allow the beneficiaries to pay back on the second births or 3rd births. Sometimes, only 5 or 6 are born. Allow them to pay back one at a time. There is mortality rate also and you must allow about mortality rate of

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30% in the program, which is 70% success rate. In fact, even 50% success rate is good enough. Please get your paper and pencil and calculate it yourself.

10)   This program is not for the poorest people. At least, the client-beneficiary is tricycle driver, farmer, mechanic or welder, or with wife helping tend a small store or seamstress. The purpose of the program is to add livelihood to the beneficiary. The poorest will not be able to raise the piglets due to high cost of feeds. The main goal is to stimulate the local economy, increase the people's buying power, generate other jobs, and trickle down the benefits to the poor later, due to improved economic conditions of the town.

11)   It is possible and desirable that since you earn incomes freely from the program, which can double every year, you must give it back to charity in the form of scholarships, school supplies, computer donations, church related programs, feeding programs, or helping the piglets recipients during emergencies like pigs vaccines, medicines, or occasional free supply of feeds.

12)   This program is applicable only in a rural setting for obvious reasons. You cannot raise pigs in the city.

13)   Don’t force recipients to sign contracts with you under this program. This is based entirely on free choice. Only those willing to become recipients/beneficiaries may join.

15) Due to lack of jobs and opportunities in the Philippines, it's not difficult to get clients or beneficiaries to join this program, specially among relatives and friends and neighbors in the province. Just pass the word around in your town that you are giving free piglets, and many will contact you or submit their applications.


Will Power To Help

Do you think you can donate a piglet to a Pilipino family back home to give them extra source of income or livelihood? Your single

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donation will help not only one family, but many more families in the future, and you are almost unaware that it is happening.

I am talking here of your own free will and will­power to help the country.

You will ask how is it possible to spread this charity to as many families as possible from just one piglet. This book or treatise will describe the full concept. There is no magic involved nor any secret. The process is so simple. We just take advantage of the productive nature of the pigs and the simple mathematics of investment.

A Very Simple Program

You donate free one female piglet, breeder-type, to one family of your choice or by implementer’s choice.

After about one year of raising this pig, plus insemination, pregnancy and eventual giving births to about 10 baby piglets, more or less, you require the recipient-family to pay back only 3 piglets, so that these are recycled to another 2 families plus 1 piglet to cover implementer’s expenses.

On the second year, the new 2 recipient-families will repeat the same process.

On the 3rd year and thereafter, the same process is repeated. Under a closely monitored program, there will be no end to further recycles in future years.

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All these can happen from only one original piglet donation. All the families that had been helped are free to do whatever they want with their own piggery livelihood that was started for them by this program.

This program will become a phenomenal boost to the local economy as many resident families are given additional income from this livelihood and their purchasing power will increase for the good of the country.

Why Piglets

It's amazing what pigs can do to give jobs and livelihood. No other farm animal can compare with lowly piglet as a giveaway animal in terms of potential growth and income. No other farm animal favors any donor or charitable giver in terms of investing on the needy recipients. No other farm animal can produce up to 16 piglets in one birth.

Of course, chicken can be equally productive, but it's not as manageable as a give-away farm animal like the piglet.

It's easy to build & establish a charitable program around the pig. A pyramid-type of charity could be formulated. A pyramid scheme that will not be for personal benefit or earning income from investments, but a kind of investment in reverse that will grow to help many families.

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to benefit many beneficiaries. Just one seed of charity or one piglet could be made to jump by leaps and bounds over the years because of the multiplier effect.

Piglets dispersal is not a new concept or idea. It's been practiced in limited and isolated towns in Philippines for the last 40 years or so. Models were copied from USA and other countries abroad. I had been involved in a small way in similar project in Mindoro promulgated by our local church in Manila in 1998. The old concept needs unlimited modifications to make it practical and sustainable.

Can We Run a Piglets Program in Any Town?

Of course! The conditions of lack of jobs and scarce opportunities for livelihood are the same all over the Philippines or any underdeveloped country. Pig is a favorite farm animal and provides a chance for everybody to take advantage of the its inherent productive nature.

Untold stories of raising pigs have helped support college education of children in the provinces, at anytime in our history. This alone is proof how valuable pig raising is. Just ask your elders and town mates.

The internet & cell phones are very useful tools in this time and age. We use them to run our projects. Plain citizens of any town who are acquainted with social programs and with leadership qualities, mature enough and respected

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in the town are needed. They will select piglets recipients, select other helpers, pick suppliers and buy the piglets, manage the funds, conduct dispersal and recycling, conduct regular visits, take pictures, and submit status reports regularly by emails or texts.

As described elsewhere in this book, the full cooperation and collaboration of these parties are important: 1) donors, 2) local volunteers, and 3) recipients for this project to succeed. Any breakdown of cooperation between all these parties spells doom and failure, but entirely not insurmountable, as solutions can also be done to use alternative parties available in the towns. Due to potential growth of the program, the recipients are important part of the whole exercise. In effect they are considered donors by themselves and have a role to play towards the desired goals.

Not a Foundation or Non-Profit Corporation

Our piglet program is not a foundation or non­profit corporation. It is basically just an idea or a concept, that we are trying to promote so that the same program can be duplicated or replicated by others in their own regions of the country.

There is no hierarchy. We do not maintain any headquarters. Nobody collects any salary. Nobody is paid any compensation. Everybody is a volunteer.

All donations go 100% to purchase of piglets and handling costs. Our project just needs one lucky

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Pinoy or group of Pinoys, local or abroad, to give one piglet to his neighbor, his relative, or forgotten family in his town or barangay, but that recipient-family can feed and raise the pig, and provide clean surroundings and pigpen.

Furthermore, the implementer or coordinator alone and the donors and local helpers and volunteers will implement the program. We are here merely to help you organize and start it. This is a do-it-yourself or self-help project.

Why This Project?

If we are really serious and want to help our country and its people, the piglet recycle program is the best way to do it. One individual Pinoy can do it. One family can. We believe there are many of us who could be considered a little bit lucky and can share our blessings, specially those of us in RP or abroad.

Giving a piglet is the easiest and cheapest thing to do. It's also the best charity. Please discover & be amazed.

More than any time, the crying need of the Philippines are jobs for its people. What we are trying to say is employment is the number one problem in RP. So we must think of ways to create employment and livelihood within our means or what we can honestly afford and on the basis of our genuine concern.

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what I am saying is true, that there is lack of jobs in the Philippines. We must first admit and recognize this reality for that is the basis of our decision. Please stop and think and commit yourself to this cause.

Even the very rich cannot claim that they have unlimited resources. If they want to give including those who are not so rich but want to give and can afford to give, must also be given that chance to maximize the benefits of his giving. If one is given a choice that his ten dollars can benefit 10 people, instead of just 1 person, will he not choose the one that benefits 10 people? That is the essence of the this Piglets Recycle Program that is applicable in any place in the Philippines, for them to apply it in their own hometowns and provinces, because of the low donation that yields enormous benefits.


Project Listing

As of January, 2010

The program has grown to more or less 650 pigs dispersed to Philippine families since February 2007 and the number is increasing. They are both original donations and recycled donations from births, based on our unique formula. There is continuous growth due to recycling. The process cannot be stopped as pigs continue to grow and continue to give births. Updates are reported in Pignet E-Group website.

The List of Projects

1)       Feb.2007 - Talisay, Cam. Norte

2)       Jun.2007 - Daet, Cam. Norte

3)       Nov.2007 - Vinzons, Cam. Norte

4)       Jan.2008 - SnVicente, CamNorte

5)       Mar.2008 - Labo, Cam. Norte

6)       Jul.2008 - Larap-Lapima, Cam.Norte

7)       Jul.2008 - Ogie Family, Vinzons -Cam.Norte -

8)       Sept.2008 - Hamtic, Antique

9)       Sept.2008 - Ramores Charity, Talisay, C. Norte

10)   Oct.2008 - Urdaneta, Pangasinan

11)   Oct.2008 - Kalibo, Aklan

12)   Nov.2008 - Bansalan, Davao Sur

13)   Dec.2008 - Laoag, IlocosNorte

14)   Dec.2008 - Makilala, Cotabato

15)   Dec.2008 - Kidapawan, Cotabato

16)   Dec.2008 - Gen. Santos, Cotabato

17)   Feb.2009 - Panganiban, CamNorte

18)   Apr.2009 - Dasol, Pangasinan

19)   Apr.2009 - San Narciso, Zambales

20)   Apr.2009 - Cam.Norte At Large

21)   Apr.2009 - Paracale, Cam.Norte

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22)  Apr.2009 - Pangasinan At Large

23)  Apr.2009 - San Felipe, Zambales

24)  May.2009 - San Antonio, Zambales

25)  May.2009 - Cabangan, Zambales

26)  Jul.2009 - Las Navas, N.Samar

27)  Jul.2009 - Albay Province

28)  Jul.2009 - Ms.Leonor, RoxasCity

29)  Jul.2009 - Ivy Charities, Cam.Norte

30)  Aug.2009 - CDOro, Mis.Oriental

31)  Sept.2009 - Calbayog, Samar

32)  Feb.2010 - Bauang, LaUnion

33)  Mar.2010 - Daram, Samar

34)  Apr.2010 - Cabuso Charity, Cam.Norte

35)  Apr.2010 - Virgie Buan Charity, Cam.Norte

36)  May.2010 - Canoniz Charity, Zambales

37)  Aug.2010 - Dulag, Leyte

38)  Dec.2010 - Palompon, Leyte

39)  Dec.2010 - Calbayog Coop, Samar

40)  Jan.2011 - Villahermosa, Calbayog, Samar

41)  May.2011 - Padoga Charity, Naval, Biliran

42)  Jun.2011 - Gamboa Charity, Naval, Biliran

Part XXV

Future Book Content

This struggle will not stop and more sequel to this story are still to be written because this

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project has no ending.

It’s a continuous concern for jobs, jobs, and more jobs for our countrymen. It’s a continuous problem of limited resources. There is no such thing as “unlimited” resources. Even the richest of the rich cannot claim unlimited resources.

But there is such a thing as maximizing the benefits from limited resources. In business, you call that maximizing profits or reducing your losses, in order to yield positive results.

In the years to come, we hope to write success stories from this piglets concept, specially businesses that will be started by various entrepreneurs afterhaving been given a chance to create or build capital from this concept.

We will all be truly consoled and satisfied when such results will occur in the near future.

We hope we can confidently say, “We made it!”