By Ese Laura Oghene
Atisele Uche Vivian is the CEO of Uchelaviva Fish Farm. She hails from Oshimili South Local Government Area. She studied Accounting and later enrolled into the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) in 2015/2016 as a Green YAGEP beneficiary. Hear her.
‘’I was into buying and selling of male and female footwear after I graduated from the university because white collar job was not forthcoming. I enrolled into Green YAGEP and God used the programme as a big life support to boost my business.
“Seven years after establishment, I have expanded from having two earthen ponds with 2000 fish to six earthen ponds with 4000 fish. I had challenges of flood of which I lost some of my fish. I thank God I am still in business and I am progressing.
“I have made lots of sales and I save 200,000 whenever I harvest my fish every 4 months; I have two staff that I pay on a monthly basis. I conveniently pay my rent and support my family. I have trained two of my siblings in university. They are now graduates. I bought a 100 X 100 plot of land for expansion.
“I diversified into crop farming; I have one acre of land where I plant cassava and plantain. I thank the state government for the opportunity given to me through Green YAGEP.”