Poverty Resolutions Tilapia Project: A Sustainable Solution to Hunger

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An innovative tilapia farm provides a sustainable source of food for impoverished Haitians.

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Difficult problems often require creative solutions. Poverty Resolutions’ approach to their latest project scores high in creativity. This week, as part of their effort to fight poverty in Haiti, work has begun on a tilapia farm. Located at the House of Hope Orphanage outside of Port-au-Prince, the farm uses a unique design to promote the growth of the fish.

Above the large pool of water that houses the tilapia lies a series of chicken coops. The droppings from the chickens fall through the mesh floor, providing a direct source of food for the fish. The droppings also stimulate growth of algae, an additional food source.

Sustainability and long-term impact are concepts that drive all projects developed by Poverty Resolutions. Set to be completed by the end of July, the tilapia farm will provide a source of protein for the children in the orphanage and the people in the local community. In addition to improved nutrition, the project will also create a job and be a source of income for the orphanage. The income from selling the tilapia will be used to purchase feed for the chickens, as well as support the work of the orphanage.

To donate to this and similar projects, please visit http://www.povertyresolutions.org/donation.php. You can designate your donation to this project by writing “Tilapia Farm” under Honor and Memorial Donations.

Poverty Resolutions, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Doylestown, PA. Founded in 2010, their mission is to eradicate dollar-a-day poverty through sustainable development projects and by educating Americans to promote awareness of global poverty and to inspire action. To learn more, visit http://www.povertyresolutions.org.

The Poverty Resolutions website was recently developed by web-design and marketing agency FocusMX to better enable the nonprofit to spread their message. FocusMX offers marketing and website design solutions to large corporations, small businesses, non-profit organizations, and individual entrepreneurs. The site now boasts an appealing quality that strives to effectively impart the nonprofit’s news and information.

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