Can you imagine waking up before dawn, fishing all day in the hot sun on an empty stomach, only to return with a few small fish for your hungry family? Add to this the weight of knowing your family is entirely dependent on you to bring home food, and will only be able to eat whatever you catch…
This is the everyday reality for thousands of poor Caribbean fishermen.
Food For The Poor’s Fishing Village Program supplies poor fishermen with reliable boats with motors, modern tackle, training in fishing techniques and environmental protection, and other basic amenities like sheds, coolers and freezers.
Today, Fishing Village beneficiaries are bringing in not only enough fish to feed their families, but a surplus that can be sold in the local market.
So far, bighearted FFP donors have helped us establish 17 Fishing Village projects in Jamaica and 39 in Haiti. The results have been overwhelmingly positive. So much so, that many communities are clamoring for the program. We are praying that more generous donors will help us establish new fishing villages, maintain and improve existing projects, provide more ongoing training, and bring this community-transforming project to more struggling seaside villages!