After realizing the Ugandan fishing industry was decimated by poor practices, over fishing, lack of regulation, processing factories close, communities run out work, natural fish and food supplies diminish and the expense of starting a fishing business climb, Geossy decided to make a difference. With passion and commitment Geossy invented new affordable cage fishing system, created new process for acquiring baby fish (a.k.a. fry) and fish food, and developed training and education programs to empower fishing communities to farm fish using low cost locally made cages.
When we saw the fish scarcity, fishermen shot, law enforcing officers burn fish of women vending fish, fish nets of fishermen, women and youths burnt and the owners taken to jail leaving the children in pain, child labor, early marriages, poor sanitation and HIV rates high, poor infrastructure in fishing communities and government pays no attention, it became a great need and obstacle making us creative and this problem became an opportunity to Geossy to get up solve it through cage fish farming in fishing communities making the fishermen commercial fish farmers rather than fish hunters.
With the lack of fish, many women were forced to enter the sex trade. With the help of Geossy, these women can once again sell fish instead of selling their bodies. See the news story below from NBS TV Uganda.