Food & Fish for Families Phase





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Project Description

Region: Central America

Country: Nicaragua

Location: Ciudad Sandino

Total Budget: $40,000

Area of Focus: Community economic development

We recently completed a Global Grant whereby we installed 50 aquaponics systems into families' backyards in both rural and urban settings, as well as at 12 schools. The systems provide families and schoolchildren with nutritious fresh fish and vegetables. They consist of tilapia fish tanks from which the waste water is fed by gravity into grow beds where plants, such as mint and celery, thrive. The water is filtered through their roots and is then pumped back into the fish tanks. The project was so successful that there is now a waiting list of 60 families or schools wanting these systems which we plan to provide through this Global Grant.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4240

Rotary Club of: Ciudad Sandino

Primary Contact: Becca Mohally Renk

Email: becca@jhc-cdca.org

Primary International Partner

District: 5240

Rotary Club of: Santa Barbara Sunrise

Primary Contact: Janet Napier

Email: janetnapier@cox.net

Project Status

Need $20,400
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Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #2457220.

Proposed Financing

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Santa Barbara Sunrise (5240)





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Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






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