Why is it needed?
We were born and raised in Mombasa, Kenya where most people depend on fishing to earn a living. About 150,000 Kenyans make their living fishing in the East Africa coastal regions bordering the Indian Ocean.
Collectively they harvest an estimated 187,000 tons of fresh seafood and an estimated one-third of the country’s post-harvest seafood is lost before it can be sold and safely consumed, due to lack of accessible centralized cold-storage facilities.
Unfortunately, most small-scale fishers are unbanked and lack access to credit in order to invest in cold storage equipment. Additionally, many of the fishing-dependent communities are either off-grid or do not have access to reliable and affordable electricity to run such equipment.