Fish for Life An Orphanage Fish Farm Burundi Africa Sustainable Farming
In 2007 Ted Bosveld became aware of the Orphans of Burundi, Central Africa, one of the poorest countries in the world. Ted and his wife, Lorraine founded an NGO, "Villages of Life" and set about providing a home and education for as many of them as they can. In 2013 as part of the team visiting Burundi it was obvious how difficult obtaining adequate basic life needs is for most people.
Today with 32 children, six homes and a vibrant school on the ground in Cibitoke, providing a varied diet is challenging. Fish for Life will greatly assist in the area of good nutrition for the developing minds and bodies of our special children.
The land on which Homes of Hope is built is undulating, porous with a lot of small stones and is not suitable for traditional pond method of fish farming. Using open tanks is a suitable alternative enabling the most efficient use of water. The water will come from a 60,000 litre concrete tank which has been built to capture rainwater run off from the roof of the homes.
The funds raised will provide header tanks, a solar powered pumping system and two banks of fish tanks. Each bank will have its own Vortex and Bio filter. The fish waste collected will be used in the vegetable garden to promote better yields.
Fish for Life will be a blessing for the wider community, work for the local people in the construction phase and be a model enterprise which will be used to train others who want to grow their own fish.
Freddy visited a fish farm whilst in Australia in August 2014
To record the projects development for history, a 10 year TIME CAPSULE will be buried on site after the first fish are harvested. It will contain a Journal of the project which will include a record of the names of all supporters, sponsors, donors, photos and a message to the residents of the future.
We would love you to come on board and journey with us as this beacon of light grows in Central Africa. ALL ABOARD
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Here are some of our other sustainability projects in Cibitoke.
From Cows, Goats and Rabbits to Sewing and Carpentry. Enjoy
This is why we call it "Homes of Hope"
A big shout out to 2 amazing Launceston businesses who went over and above with product to assist with this Fish Farm.
Tones Electrical for Solar Panels, switches and wiring
And Premium Plumbing for PVC pipes and fittings soon to arrive in the container.