Fishfarm - Luangwa Zambia
Update March 2021
After a relapse last year, as the pondwall was broken, we are pleased to the fact, that our partner are about to harvest from the first pond. A too deep pond and a weak reinforcement caused a collapse to the pondwall. Unfortunately they missed the know-how for the necessary stability. Fortunately with the construction of the second pond, they paid more attention to the stability to prevent a second breakdown. We are optimistic, that the farm will get a rich harvest, seeing that our partners don’t see the damage as a Failure, but they make use of the new finding to get more expertise. This shows how engaged they are to bring the project to the highest and support the people in their district.
Update January 2020
After the fish have successfully grow in the first fish basin, the construction of the second basin has now begun.
The district Mambwe in Zambia Afrika, is no exeption in this. The population in Mambwe is growing fast and the safari tourism is not capable to offer all the people work. The limited possibilities to farm, forces some inhabited illegal people to go and work as a poacher. The poaching, sofar it won’t be bounded, will have a negative influence of the tourism so even more people will be unemployed.
To offer an alternative, the Ten Brinke Foundation has supported the realization of a fish farm. This farm offers besides employment oppurtunities more possibilities for woman to make a living by selling the fish. There are several selling points witch are picked strategically. This conducts to the foodindustry and his basic facilities so the poaching and hisnegative influence of the food chain will reduce.
There are two fish basins, the first one already is accomplished this summer. The first fish has been released in the basin and getting nursed. They expect to sell the first fish within two years.