Holy Will Women Group, a community based organization that works with families ravaged with HIV/AIDS in the County of Homa Bay, successfully entered into a partnership with Aquaculture without Frontiers in implementing a food-security initiative that aims to scale-up fish farming to mitigate poverty among smallholders in Homa Bay County of Kenya.
With AwF’s support, the Holy Will Women Group successfully fenced off the farming area which has greatly improved the security at the farm. Additionally, three additional fish ponds were constructed in order to increase farming capacity; the new ponds were stocked with two batches of Tilapia fingerlings, with the first batch consisting of 2,000 fingerlings. The acquisition of the fish stocking was arranged by the Ministry of Fisheries. The total project cost $307,000.00 Kenyan Shillings, or about $3,789.96 AUD, with most costs covering fencing tools and equipment.