While helping to revitalize the local fishing market, the fish farming program raises tilapia. It also teaches adults entrepreneurial skills and small business development by exposing them to farming and business techniques. The students targeted for this program include current literacy school (NDL) students, James Stine College students, and adults from the community.
The program raises and sells a steady supply of fish, with the assistance of our adult and high school students, that will ultimately help support the feeding program budget and empower participants with knowledge of farming and small business practices.
In June 2020, we started construction of a concrete basin for our pilot program.
The basin was completed in early July to welcome 300 tilapia hatchlings.
A steady supply of tilapia have been grown successfully, harvested periodically and sold at local markets.