Water Hyacinth into Lucrative Income (WHiLI)

Other MMH community stakeholder


Required expertise
Technical support (e.g. machines, technical specifications), Income generation, Set up of stakeholder network, Technical understanding and support (e.g. machines, tech. specifications)
Field of project
Youth empowerment, Rural development, Environmental services, Poverty
Amount of time
3 days per month for 12 weeks
Urgency of need
Project language


Water hyacinth is menace to aquatic life. Instead of just sitting back and letting this environmental challenge continue, women will be trained to convert this nightmare into a decent source of income. We will offer a three months training course with nine months of close mentorship on conversion of water hyacinth into valuable products, such as seats . We sincerely asking for your support with resources and finances to make the skills training a possibility, as well as the acquiring of machines for extracting hyacinth. Offering sex for fish, has been a major challenge, that has led to an increase in sexual related illnesses and death among the women who do not have resources and know how to fish for themselves.

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