34-year-old Joseph, a father of seven, is a fish farmer in Yambio, South Sudan. Trained in fish management through World Vision’s Fortifying Equality and Economic Diversification (FEED) project, Joseph had previously struggled having to fish in the river without tools. Through the project Joseph received equipment to dig and maintain ponds, including two pangas/machetes, one pair of gumboots, two hoes and two water cans, along with fish fingerlings to produce fish for sale at the market. Joseph’s aim was to increase production of fish and create a future for his family.
With the help of the FEED project, Joseph has cultivated the fish ponds to grow more fresh fish for his children to eat and his customers to buy at the market. His family’s situation also improved substantially. Now earning up to 12,000 South Sudanese
Pounds per month (approximately A$134), Joseph can afford his children’s school fees and medicine. Joseph is proud that all his children now go to school and looks forward to a future where providing for his growing family is his greatest achievement.