The Higher Quest Foundation’s global hunger initiative supports the construction of aquaponic fish and vegetable farms at international orphanages and other facilities to provide a sustainable food source and a method of employment.
Why international orphanages?
Everyday more than 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes (that’s one child every five seconds). Millions of innocent children have been abandoned and orphaned due to poverty, disaster, war, and disease. These orphans are deprived of adequate food and basic medical care. They lack the protein needed to maintain their health. Meager living conditions create an environment that offers little hope for a bright future.
Why fish farms?
Fish farms create a lasting solution that provides for the children’s physical needs, teaches valuable skills to the local community, and provides a new source of income. One project can produce over 1,000 pounds of fish each month. That’s enough to feed over 100 people twice a week and give them the protein they lack in their diet.
Where have we been?
In November of 2007 construction of the first fish farm was completed at the House of Mercy orphanage in Phetchabun, Thailand. Since then, projects have been completed in Jangaon, India, Theragopula, India, Mancherial, India, Accra, Ghana, outside Guatemala City, Guatemala, and Kalimantan, Indonesia.In addition we helped provide funds for the building of a fish farm outside of Nairobi, Kenya. Development has also begun on an additional fish farm in Tanzania.