The person leading this initiative is Laura Baker. Laura is a graduate of Oregon State University with a Masters degree in Marine Resource Management. She has expressed interest in using this skill and training in ministry to missionaries. In her own words:
“The proposed fish farm will a be series of ponds to grow tilapia and, potentially, African catfish. The wastewater from the ponds will have high nutrients to be used to grow crops. Part of the crop will feed the fish, and the rest can be used for those living on the compound.
The main goal would be to supply additional protein for the Grace Village orphanage. As a secondary goal, to expand the site to feed everyone on the compound with enough production to sell, making the fish farm profitable. It may take two years for any profit to be seen, depending on the productivity of the ponds. This fish farm could also be used by the school to help teach students science, math, and a trade.