Fish farming pilot project
Released on 26.09.2013

Fish Farming Pilot Project

The Solongo Rehabilitation Group has taken action against hunger and has started a Fishing Farm Project which will help feed several hundreds of people within the community.

This initiative was started due to the severe increase on food which has continued to skyrocket these past years. With petrol becoming extremely expensive, the option for transporting commodities to other locations within the surrounding villages has not been even remotely considered, as it is unaffordable to the majority of Kenyans.

Furthermore the price of fish has also increased and has made it unattainable to the majority of the people.

That is why the Solongo Rehabilitation Group has started the project; Lake Victoria, which is approximately 30 kilometers from the Kisumu area, is the location on which the organization has started their fishing port.

Currently the organization has started with 2 ponds that contain approximately 5,000 fish. It takes between 5 to 6 months to fully mature and no antibiotics or steroids are being used in these fish ponds.

With these fish farms, the community will be in a better position to acquire fresh fish at affordable prices. This is only the beginning; the organization intends to start-up additional ponds in the near future to cater to even more people, as fish is considered to be one of the staple foods in Kenya which helps combat malnutrition.