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Zambia | Tilapia Fingerling Hatchery

Litchford, K.
volunteer from Virginia
in Zambia

One community in the Mkushi District of Central Province is working together to develop a local fingerling hatchery in one rural village.

Many men and women in the community will increase their income through the small-scale production of fish to sell at local markets during hunger season, when there is a government ban on fishing in the river to supplement meals. Many more are interested in building their own ponds. However, there is a great shortage of fingerlings in Central Province.

The construction of a community fingerling hatchery will allow more economic development to take place, not only in one village, but in the greater provincial area through multiple business programs. Funding will primarily go towards the purchase of large necessary equipment such as holding tanks, nets, initial bream stock, and a large solar generator. The community will contribute labor and building materials to facilitate the construction of the center.

A piggery and borehole have already been constructed by residents and we are ready to integrate with tilapia!

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$1,230.20 to meet goal