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Support Mikey's Fish Farm

Construction funds have been raised for Mikey's Fish Farm and construction will be complete by the beginning of April 2019.

Six ponds will yield more than 3000 kg of fish monthly giving Okurase village a much needed source of income and protein. We are now raising operational funds to buy juvenile fish, fish food, and farm supplies as well as support labour costs.

We are focused on raising funds for the first six months of operation but it would be awesome to be able to support the entire first year! The first harvest and hopefully the first revenue will come after six months. By raising funds for the first six months, we will help Mikey's Fish Farm through its learning curve and on its way to financial independence. If we can raise most of the funds for the first year, we will help Mikey's Fish Farm become financially independent by the end of 2019! Purchasing items listed below will help us reach our goal of a successful and financially independent fish farm!

Our Progress Toward the First $10,000 For Operations

$0.00
$10,000.00
9%
We have raised $900.00 of our goal.

 

The item(s) you choose will be purchased in Ghana and sent directly to Mikey's Fish Farm in Okurase.

Things We Need for Mikey's Fish Farm

General Donation
General Donation

General Donation

General Donation

This item will allow you to make a general donation of any amount that will be used for the most pressing fish farm need.

Thank you for your support!

4,700 Needed
@ $1.00 ea.
Subtotal
N/A
Juvenile Fish plus Food by the Fish
Juvenile Fish plus Food by the Fish

Juvenile Fish plus Food by the Fish

Juvenile Fish plus Food by the Fish

Purchase juvenile fish by the individual fish for our ponds which we will grow to one kg.

21,550 Needed
@ $1.00 ea.
Subtotal
N/A
Juvenile Fish plus Food by the Pond
Juvenile Fish plus Food by the Pond

Juvenile Fish plus Food by the Pond

Juvenile Fish plus Food by the Pond

We will have six ponds. One pond a month will be filled with fish until all six ponds are full. It takes about six months to grow each fish to full size. Therefore, once we are in full production, we will be harvesting and then filling one pond a month.

Purchase in US Dollars of juvenile fish by a portion of a Pond:

1/16 of a Pond is 300 juveniles = $300

1/8 of a Pond is 600 juveniles = $600

1/4 of a Pond is 1200 juveniles = $1200

1/2 of a Pond is 2300 juveniles = $2300

One full Pond is 3600 juveniles = $3600

21,300 Needed
@ $1.00 ea.
Subtotal
N/A
Fish Farm Supervisors
Fish Farm Supervisors

Fish Farm Supervisors

Fish Farm Supervisors

Two full-time supervisors will watch over the fish, feed the fish, and manage the fish farm during operations.

Labour Cost in US Dollars is $25 per week per Supervisor.

1 week for 1 Supervisor - $25

1 week for 2 Supervisors - $50

1 month for 1 Supervisor - $100

1 month for 2 Supervisors - $200

3 months for 2 Supervisors - $600

6 months for 2 Supervisors - $1200

1 year for 2 Supervisors - $2400

2,400 Needed
@ $1.00 ea.
Subtotal
N/A
Harvest Labor
Harvest Labor

Harvest Labor

Harvest Labor

Every month we need 3 additional part-time harvest labours to help us on harvest day.

The cost for harvest labour in US Dollars:

1 harvest labour for 1 month - $16

2 harvest labours for 1 month - $32

All 3 harvest labours for 1 month - $48

All 3 harvest labours for 3 months - $144

All 3 harvest labours for 6 months - $288

All 3 harvest labours for 1 year - $576

576 Needed
@ $1.00 ea.
Subtotal
N/A
Security Dog
Security Dog

Security Dog

Security Dog

We will be using a dog to help alert the Nkabom Centre security person to security issues around the fish farm.

To purchase the dog will cost $50 US Dollars.

To feed the dog for 1 week - $7

To feed the dog for 2 weeks - $14

To feed the dog for 1 month - $28

To feed the dog for 6 months - $168

To feed the dog for 1 year - $336

286 Needed
@ $1.00 ea.
Subtotal
N/A
Wheelbarrows
Wheelbarrows

Wheelbarrows

Wheelbarrows

We need two wheelbarrow to use when we feed the fish and to use when we move the fish around during harvest.

1 Needed
@ $20.00 ea.
Subtotal
N/A
Scoop Nets for Harvesting
Scoop Nets for Harvesting

Scoop Nets for Harvesting

Scoop Nets for Harvesting

We will need five scoop nets to harvest the fish.

4 Needed
@ $40.00 ea.
Subtotal
N/A
Fish Feed Storage Containers
Fish Feed Storage Containers

Fish Feed Storage Containers

Fish Feed Storage Containers

Airtight containers to hold the fish food and keep it fresh and rodent free!

20 Needed
@ $35.00 ea.
Subtotal
N/A
Digital Scales with Sling
Digital Scales with Sling

Digital Scales with Sling

Digital Scales with Sling

We need a metric digital scale with a sling to randomly test the weight of the fish as they grow.

2 Needed
@ $14.00 ea.
Subtotal
N/A
Water Test Kit
Water Test Kit

Water Test Kit

Water Test Kit

We need a test kit to check the water periodically to ensure it maintains the correct environment for the fish.

1 Needed
@ $120.00 ea.
Subtotal
N/A
Shovels
Shovels

Shovels

Shovels

Three shovels for general maintenance and harvesting.

3 Needed
@ $11.00 ea.
Subtotal
N/A
Padlocks for Pond Covers
Padlocks for Pond Covers

Padlocks for Pond Covers

Padlocks for Pond Covers

The security of the fish is a concern. We will have covers over the all the fish ponds that will lock. Each cover will need a padlock.

24 Needed
@ $14.00 ea.
Subtotal
N/A
Solar Lighting
Solar Lighting

Solar Lighting

Solar Lighting

We will need solar lighting around the fish pond for maintenance and security.

Each good quality solar farm light is $200.

6 Needed
@ $200.00 ea.
Subtotal
N/A
Water Thermometer
Water Thermometer

Water Thermometer

Water Thermometer

It is important to monitor the temperature of the water in the fish ponds

6 Needed
@ $10.00 ea.
Subtotal
N/A
Large Tubs for Fish Harvest
Large Tubs for Fish Harvest

Large Tubs for Fish Harvest

Large Tubs for Fish Harvest

We will be using large tubs to hold the fish during harvest time.

10 Needed
@ $20.00 ea.
Subtotal
N/A
5 KVA Solar Generator
5 KVA Solar Generator

5 KVA Solar Generator

5 KVA Solar Generator

Mikey's Fish Farm is being built as a complete system with six ponds, a biological channel, water basin, and pump to circulate the water through the system. Power is required to maintain the water circulation and keep the help maintain the pond water. We need a solar generator to ensure we have power when needed. The solar generator will cost approximately $5000 US Dollars. Any amount you can donate toward the generator is appreciated.

4,800 Needed
@ $1.00 ea.
Subtotal
N/A
Storage/Security Building w/Sleeping Quarters
Storage/Security Building w/Sleeping Quarters

Storage/Security Building w/Sleeping Quarters

Storage/Security Building w/Sleeping Quarters

We need to build a cinder block storage shed for fish feed and fish farm equipment with room for a security person to sleep if needed. The cost will be $4100 US Dollars. Any donation toward the cost of the building is appreciated!

3,900 Needed
@ $1.00 ea.
Subtotal
N/A
Fencing by the Meter
Fencing by the Meter

Fencing by the Meter

Fencing by the Meter

For security, we will fence in the area around Mikey's Fish Farm.

The fencing will cost $30 US Dollars a meter.

We will need 88 meters of fencing for a total of $2640 US Dollars.

2,640 Needed
@ $1.00 ea.
Subtotal
N/A