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Kat, Anni, and Tim are graduate students getting their MSBA in Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise at Colorado State University. They will be constructing aquaponic systems in Lima, Peru to test the feasibility of such systems to feed malnourished communities in arid cities. They plan to show that aquaponics can provide fresh, organic vegetables to an area where they are otherwise untenable, while at the same time introducing a sustainable supply of fish. Please subscribe to this blog to find out more about them and their work!


Progress, Padre Jose, and PRISMA

Now that we have a system in place, we are eager to show it off! So, on Saturday, we jumped on a city bus and took it to the end of the line, to the community of la Portada de Manchay, high up in the sand dunes above Lima. We presented aquaponics to the priest, and will bring members of his community to visit our system at the school. Not only will we get great market research from their feedback, we will hopefully inspire them to buy their own system!

On top of that, we just returned from a very positive meeting with PRISMA, where we began to develop a partnership with them. We hope to bring aquaponic systems to recovering tuberculosis patients, and create a strawberry business in the sandy slums surrounding Lima! Here are Wade and Anni with Dr. Claudio Roncha Calderon, the Coordinator of the Project, and the Director of MicroFinanzas PRISMA, Dr. Diego Fernandez Concha Murazzi, showing off the future product.