Young Zambians are making a big splash in the fish farming industry thanks to ENABLE-TAAT’s training program! Youths in both Lusaka and Mkushi are proving their mettle, achieving impressive results and setting ambitious goals for the future.

The Lusaka fish cluster, empowered by ENABLE-TAAT training, harvested a whopping 950 kg of fresh Tilapia Bream after just 7 months of managing their fish. This translates to a fantastic income of around $3,700 – a clear sign of their hard work and acquired skills.

Mkushi’s young fish farmers are no slouches either. Equipped with program knowledge and a $25,000 loan from the Citizenship Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) in 2021, they managed a staggering 24,000 fingerlings and generated a profit of $6,500. Responsible financial management is another of their strengths, as they allocated a significant portion ($4,300) towards loan repayment while reinvesting the rest back into the business.

But Mkushi’s ambitions extend beyond immediate success. These forward-thinking young entrepreneurs are planning to establish a hatchery for fingerling production, aiming to become a major player in the local market.

With a focus on maximizing production, the Mkushi cluster achieved another milestone in 2022. They stocked a new batch of 30,000 fingerlings, supplied by Msekese Fisheries, as part of their initial CEEC loan package. Demonstrating long-term commitment, CEEC also secured enough fish feed to sustain the new batch for six months.

ENABLE-TAAT’s program is fostering a wave of innovation and entrepreneurship among Zambian youths. By equipping them with the knowledge, resources, and support they need, the program is making a big splash in the country’s aquaculture sector, paving the way for a more sustainable and prosperous future

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