The community of Santa Catarina Barahona is blessed with natural springs, which means there is plenty of water here in town. So to teach families to raise fish only makes sense. Tilapia are easy to raise and thrive in tight groups (a pond 6 feet x 20 feet x 4 feet deep can house 200 grown fish or up to 1000 babies). Tilapia ponds cost $85 including 200 baby fish, and give family a source of protein to consume or sell. Snails can live in the same pond and be eaten or sold for ceviche.
Distribution of baby fish –> Familes with their tilapia ponds –> Harvested tilapia –> Dinner!