Food & Fish for Families 2





History Logs

Project Description

Region: Central America

Country: Nicaragua

Location: Ciudad Sandino

Total Budget: $41,595

Area of Focus: The environment

The primary need identified for this project is the lack of nutritious food for low-income people in Nicaragua, many of whom suffer from diabetes. Following up on a very successful project to install 57 aquaponics units in rural and urban backyards as well as schools in the region of Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua, there is now a waiting list of 60 families wanting to receive a unit. An aquaponics system consists of a fish tank in which to grow tilapia fish and a connected vegetable garden. The dirty water from the fish tank gravity flows into the vegetable garden, nourishing the vegetables, and filters through where the cleaned water is recycled back by pump to the fish tank. The combination of fish and vegetables provides regular nutritious food for adults and children in the communities served. The funds will cover the costs of materials used and training community members to operate and maintain the systems. We hope to begin the project early in 2024 which will last one to two years.

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: janetvnapier@gmail.com

Project Status

Your project is "Fully Pledged". This means the amount of the pledges is equal to the total budget of the project. Now the project needs to be finalized and go through the approval process with The Rotary Foundation. This process gets started on the administration page.

Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #2457220.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Santa Barbara Sunrise (5240)





Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation




Additional Contribution (not matched by The Rotary Foundation)




Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries


by Janet Napier

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Janet Napier

We now have commitments for $41,595 and are proceeding with completing the application in preparation to submit. We are willing to accept additional funding prior to submission.


by Janet Napier

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".


by Janet Napier

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".


by Janet Napier

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

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