The South Whidbey International Business Alliance Program
The International Business Alliance Program is an organization that partners high school students with entrepreneurs in developing countries. The businesses range from tailors to fish farmers to welders, and are led by trained and driven leaders. The organization is based in Washington, D.C., and has high school partners from coast to coast all over the country. At South Whidbey High School, which is located in the heart of the Puget Sound in the state of Washington, the International Business Alliance Program is made up of seven dedicated Juniors. Our purpose is to help a fish farming business in the small Nigerian village of Birshi. We will come up with solutions to problems like finding better plastering techniques, finding ways to make their business stand out, and finding better and more efficient financial management methods.
Our International Business Alliance Program Partner The Birshi Fish Farming Group
Birshi Fish Farm Statistics
- Business Type: Fish Farm
- Business Owner: Sani Abdu
- Location: Birshi Village, Bauchi State Nigeria
- Business Production Capacity: About 2500 fish per harvest. 2 Harvests per Year
- Number of People Employed: 12
- People Directly Benefiting from the Business: 32
- Employees’ Children who are attending school: 24
- To produce high quality, fresh, nutrient-rich foods vital to community food security.
- To ensure an affordable and dependable supply of food.
- To expedite agricultural reform and recovery in the Birshi community.
After being advised about the widespread health risk and problems associated with Vitamin B deficiencies, local business leaders decided to establish a fish farm. As a result, the availability of Vitamin B has improved significantly and sources of affordable, nutritious foods have become readily available, thus leading to an overall healthier community. In addition, unemployment rates have been reduced, community members have been inspired to open new businesses to augment income from other occupations such as subsistence farming, which, in the past, was there only source of livelihood.
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