Imagine trying to support your three young children on an income of only $3 (USD) a day. This was the challenge Kalman faced—and poverty’s grip almost overwhelmed his family. The small plot of land they called home wasn’t big enough to farm, so this 44-year-old father was limited to picking up whatever manual labour jobs he could find each day. Even with Kalman’s hard work and dedication, they barely had enough to make ends meet; let alone keep their children in school.
But a simple Christmas gift brought the beginnings of change for Kalman’s family! In 2012, Kalman received a piglet through a GFA-supported gift distribution at his church. Not too long after the pig was grown, it had a litter of 8 piglets. Kalman was so thankful to God for His provision, and he gave one piglet as a tithe to the church. The seven other piggies went to market and sold for a good price of about $37 (USD) each—an incredible step of financial breakthrough for a family who had once struggled so much!
In the following months, Kalman’s pig had another 10 piglets, and what a big impact they’ve made. One pig and its eighteen piglets led to huge—and perhaps tasty—blessings for this precious family. Nearly every area of Kalman’s life has been transformed as a result of this gift!