MicroBiz&Water For Fishermen





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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Nigeria

Location: Port Harcourt

Total Budget: $30,179

Areas of Focus: Water, sanitation and hygiene, Community economic development

Establishment of a Fish Smoking Micro Industry for a fishing community in Okuajgu axis of Port Harcourt, Rivers State and a formation of a Cooperative for its sustenance.

Objective of Project:

Objective of the project is to enhance economic well-being of fish sellers and fishermen in a local community in order to eliminate recurrence of loses experienced during COVID-19 lock down.

Intended Beneficiaries:

Fishmongers in Port Harcourt poor community

Additional Info:

A community assessment carried out revealed that a thriving fishing business exist amongst the mostly poor people inhabitants of Okujagu axis of Port Harcourt. During COVID-19 lockdown, many of the fishmongers (that relied on daily sales to feed and train their families) were unable to work and lacked food and money for sustenance. In making matters worse, they were also unable to exchange their fishes for the much needed cash to survive leading mostly to a forced consumption of the fishes they had at hand, dashing away to neighbors and getting rid of rotten ones, needless to say that electricity and refrigeration is also inaccessible for these people.

The fish smoking project will therefore help beneficiaries to preserve fishes going forward and eliminate losses. This project will establish a Community-Based Micro-Industry for fish smoking by providing stainless steel smoking facilities, water and sanitation facility and other accessories ancillary to the business.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9141

Rotary Club of: Port Harcourt

Primary Contact: Adeolu OKANLAWON

Email: rotaryclubofportharcourt@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

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Project Status

Need $10,079
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Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

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Port Harcourt (9141)





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