Sani has received community funding to expand his fish farm. He has now set out to create new ways to grow his fish using plastic tanks and new methods provided by his International Business Alliance Program partners.<
This fall, Sani and his employees will be sending 24 children to school because of the profits made from this business.
Fish Farming Community Biographies
Personal Story of Hamza Musa, an employee of the Sani’s Fish Farm:
Hamza Musa is originally Jigawa state and he came to Bauchi in search of more opportunities and a better life. Sani has known Hamza for about 2 years. They worked on the fish farm together, making 2 harvests within that season.
Hamza has 3 wives and 9 children. He and his family have benefited tremendously from the fish farm. The family is so involved with the farming process that his wives and children even know when and how to feed the fishes.
With he profit Hamza makes from his work on the fish farm, he has been able to take care of his family and send most of his children to school.
Personal Story of Aliyu Sani, a child attending school
Aliyu is 19 years old and one of Shehu’s sons. Before the inception of the fish farming business, Aliyu had to drop out of school for about 9 months because his father could not afford to continue paying his fees.
But as the fish farm began, Sani was able to set aside enough money for proper care of his family and has been able to send Aliyu back to school. Currently Aliyu attends the Federal Polytechnic University to study Crime management.
Personal Story of Dan Kasuwa, Fish Farm Customer
Dan Kasuwa has been buying fish from the farm since the beginning of the business. He is one of Shehu’s major customers
He buys from Shehu and roasts them to sell to the military men in their Officer’s mess .
Dan Kasuwa’s wife also buys from Sani in large quantities.
Personal Story of Kabiru Abdullahi, Orphan supported by the Fish Farm
During one of the riots in Plateau state, Kabiru Abdullahi lost his mother and their house was burnt to the ground. Kabiru, his father and his brother had to flee to Bauchi for refuge.
Shehu took care of the two boys because their father couldn’t afford to. Unfortunately, shortly after Kabiru’s brother was electrocuted and died.
Currently, Shehu is paying for Kabiru’s education, food, and clothing. Kabiru also lives with Sani.
Personal Story of Hassan Ibrahim, an investor in Sani’s Fish Farm:
Hassan Ibrahim, has been friends with Shehu for over 25 years. Within this time, Shehu has learned so much from him.
Hassan has owned a fish farm for over 10 years, and knows how the business runs, the things to look out for, the possible problems, and how to solve them. Shehu looks up to him for guidance.
Hassan has been of tremendous help and assistance to Shehu. Any time Shehu is faced with challenges on his farm that seem beyond him, he calls Hassan who is always willing and ready to help.
Development Goals For The Birshi Fish Farming Group
b. Promo ideas
c. More ideas on Excel and PowerPoint (e.g. for excel: how to use formulas in calculation, and for PowerPoint: how to work on slides)
d. Ideas on graphic designs (CorelDraw and Corel Photo Paint)
e. How to manage finances
f. Public outreach, business retention, special sales and new special features