Aquaponics Project





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Project Description

Region: Central America

Country: Nicaragua

Location: Cuajachillo 2/Trinidad Ce

Total Budget: $31,545

Area of Focus: Community economic development

Having completed a Global Grant project to provide clean water to the two rural, adjacent communities of Cuajachillo 2 and Trinidad Central, community members identified the needs for nutritious food and work. Therefore, the Nicaraguan Agrarian University will collaborate with Rotarians to install tilapia fish tanks, from which waste water is fed by gravity into grow beds where plants thrive, like celery and mint. Their roots clean the water that is then pumped back into the fish tank. A family can produce 50 lbs of fish and vegetables every six months in their backyard for family consumption and sales of excess produce to provide income. The University agronomists and Nicaraguan Rotarians will provide training and expert follow-up with participants for six months. Each system costs approximately $700. This project will provide 57 families with an aquaponics system.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4240

Rotary Club of: Ciudad Sandino

Primary Contact: Becca Mohally Renk

Email: becca.jhc@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5240

Rotary Club of: Santa Barbara Sunrise

Primary Contact: Janet Napier

Email: janetnapier@cox.net

Project Status

Need $2,103
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Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #2118524.

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by Janet Napier

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by Janet Napier

The financing page is incorrect. TRF matched DDF 100% because this project was submitted and approved in the 2020/21 Rotary year. The project is fully funded.

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