Molly Mukasa supplements her family’s earnings in Uganda in a way some may deem unlikely: She raises pigs.
“While several women in the trading centre burden their husbands for resources, to me, money is not a concern anymore,” Mukasa told Joseph Miti, a journalist for Uganda’s The Daily Monitor, who reported this story.
Miti’s story on Mukasa and other women pig farmers came out of the International Women’s Media Foundation initiative, Reporting on Women and Agriculture: Africa. The IWMF has partnered with The Daily Monitor for the project, which trains journalists in effectively covering agriculture and the role of women within agriculture and rural development.
Miti shared with the IWMF how he found the story about women pig farmers.