Tasajera is currently going through its worse economic depression. According to government data, from 2005 to 2015, fish catch in Tasajera has decreased %90.37, which has exacerbated poverty levels and food insecurity in the region. In a recent study, 43% of the households interviewed said their economic condition had worsened, while only 10.4% said it had improved.
EMANA has followed the economic decline of Tasajera Island for 8 years and are committed to join together with partners in the United States to build a Tilapia Fish Farm in cooperation with the MILEJ church and its Pastor Aristides Arce, as a means to provide income opportunities to the local population.
The project will:
- Improve food security in Tasajera Island
- Have the capacity to raise 6,000 fish every 3.5 months (3 cycles per year)
- Produce a yearly revenue of $3,675
- Provide workshops for community members to replicate the project
|cost/unit||No. of units||total|
|Fence & set up|
|1 Water Pump||$350||1||$350|
|3,000 baby fish & food||$200||3||$600|
|Food (per cycle)||$275||3||$825|
|Compensation per month||$300||12||$3,600|
|Organic garden materials|