A three acre fish farm (social enterprise) that, once fully operational, will:
provide a source of nutrition for nearby villages;
enable our mamas to start small fish businesses after they have completed the business program;
and, be a source of revenue towards long-term sustainability for the organization.
We started harvesting fish mid-2022 with two of our six ponds operational. The goal is to have all ponds functional in 2023.
The longer-term goal is to break ground for a Community Resource Centre on the property late 2023 (2024 completion date). In addition to being a venue for our own training, the Centre will be available for use by visiting medical professionals and NGOs that can provide support in many areas. The Centre will also be made available for the communities (nearby villages) to use.
Update: December 2022. Two containers (close to 500 bikes) arrived in Dar es Salaam (a Tanzanian port on the Indian Ocean). Next up – we inventory/tag all the bikes, complete a checklist and identify those that might require small repairs. And lastly – the best part – we will be able to start distributing the bikes to those in villages where they have no access to transportation.
A sincere thank you to Bicycles for Humanity, those that donated the bikes, volunteers and our team in Tanzania who made it all possible.
OneLove is very grateful for the support from Bicycles for Humanity (Calgary, Edmonton and Victoria Chapters) who, since 2020, have provided close to 700 donated bicycles.
We distribute the bikes to:
families in remote areas providing them with transportation to access basic needs;
children and teachers so they are able to travel to school; and,
mamas that have graduated our business program (on an interest-free loan program) so they can visit nearby villages to increase their customer base and access suppliers (now difficult due to the high cost of transporation).
In 2019 a portion of the bikes were made available to doctors so they could avoid the dangers of using public transportation and continue to visit hospitals during COVID.