Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

We’ve all probably heard this at one time or another, but just think for a moment if you can teach this man to fish and farm in the confines of a small space and allow him to do it on any property or in any setting. You could feed a village and provide a community a sustainable variety of food, enriching their lives for generations.

With a newly formed team this is what I have been working on. Currently, I have been developing a model (with much help) to produce a small-scale aquaponics facility that does just this. Aquaponics is a system that brings together both aquaculture and hydroponics under one roof. This model is fully sustainable, producing all of the nutrients and feed required for plant growth and fish survival, reclaiming rainwater, as well as using solar power for electricity to run pumps and lighting.

Our current proposal is underway and will be presented to potential investors in the near future. Most importantly, this model provides jobs, skills and instills biblical principals of management and environmental stewardship. If you feel called to this project I ask that you pray for its continued development and for all of the people involved. All of our associated partners are currently providing their time and resources at their own expense.

If you interested in further information please feel free to contact me or if you feel inclined to donate to this project you can do so by clicking on the donate button above. That link will take you to our 501c3 organization, Themba for Africa. Make sure to enter Themba Sustainable Solutions into the subject line and your funds will be allocated for this project.

And with much apprehension, I am starting to ask for my own funds. Upon coming to South Africa I used my own funding to get here and sustain myself for one year. I am still able to do this, but as I start to contribute continued time and resources into these projects, additional funding for myself is required. All contributions will go through the 501c3 nonprofit organization Themba for Africa and is tax deductible. If you would like to cut out any paypal fees and not use the link above contact me and I can put you in contact with the appropriate people at Themba.

Thank you for continued prayers and support. God bless.

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