One dream at a time.
Having a fish farm has long been a dream for SewHope. Instead of giving the people fish, we are teaching them to raise them, sell them and eat them.
Hanssel, the eldest son of Ismael and Orfe is finishing his third year in a college preparatory school. He is studying agriculture and related fields. On his spring vacation, he came home and made a fish farm! Hanssel dug out by hand a large pit, sealed together with an iron thick pieces of tarp as a liner. He designed a system to replenish the ever-evaporating water supply while increasing the oxygen level in the water for the 500 fish that are already living in the pond. He is also working on surrounding the fish farm with a fence. It is part of the showcase design that Ismael will use to teach gardening and health and sustenance. This morning, Ismael was explaining the fish farm to the children who come to the house and/or clinic in Santa Ana on Saturday mornings.
Hanssel will continue his education in these fields once he graduates in November. Thank you, Hanssel!
Sr. Pam Buganski
Sr. Pam joined SewHope as our first American Project Coordinator in 2012