ENA donates Sh6m fishing equipment to women groups in four Homa Bay beaches

A fish cage in Lake Victoria

By MN Reporter

Echo Network Africa (ENA) in partnership with Mennonite Economic Development Association (MEDA) has offered support to four women groups practicing fish farming along the beaches of Lake Victoria.

The donation including fish cages, engine boats, refrigerators and solar lights were presented to the women groups operating in Litare, Mrongo, Kaugege and Wakula beaches in Homa Bay county.

Speaking at Litare Beach during the donation exercise, ENA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jeniffer Riria said the programme mainly aims at up scaling aquaculture in a bid to ensure financial independence of women in the region.

The move will also focus on saving them from gender-based violence and any form of violations that they have long been subjected to along their line of work

She reiterated that their organization plans on collaborating with the county government to assist them with more resources that will supplement the equipment donated, adding that the women still need more cages to facilitate their fish farming project.