Project information

Aquaponics Farm

Our mission is to create a sustainable, chemical free farm to provide revenue for the Kianh Foundation and vocational work and training for our Graduates (adults with disability).

6 months

Charity information: The Kianh Foundation

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  • Need


    Employment for our graduates (adults with disability).


    The aquaponics farm creates a light work load, within the spectrum of physical and mental disability. In a stress free, safe environment. This allows adults with disability (who are unable to gain meaningful employment in the private sector) to have a vocational - paid - job in a safe and secure environment while continuing with their personal development.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Employment for Graduates.


    » Daily: maintenance. planting, harvesting and fish feeding.

    What success will look like

    Open Farm accounts demonstrating income and expense leading to permanent paid employment for up to 6 graduates. Legal Vietnamese Labour contracts.

    Aim 2

    Generate commercial revenues for proportional self-funding.


    » Establish a wholesale client list from the large local hospitality sector for produce sales.

    What success will look like

    Open Farm accounts covering daily, monthly, annual income and expenses.

    Aim 3

    Create a vocational Aquaponic curriculum for adults with disability.


    » Establish a multimedia training course for aquaponic farming with expert consultancy to establish an adult Continued Development Program.

    What success will look like

    Production and syndication of a multimedia vocational training course.

  • Impact


    Sustainable employment for graduates of the Kianh Foundation. All employees and graduates will have individual CDP (continued development plans).


    Risks are inherent to conventional farming and "acts of god": pestilence, crop failure, low yields. We have support from an expert in agriculture and farming who has offered his free advice and support to the project.


    Open farm accounts and fully documented daily activities via social media.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £57,300

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,500 infrastructure Foundations and structure for solar dome
      £7,800 infrastructure Framework for solar panneling
      £25,000 electrical Solar, batteries, wiring, irrigation pumps and IOT
      £4,500 Fish tank 40,000L custom fish tank
      £6,500 grow beds 184 metre square media beds and raft systems
      £10,000 Natural Grow media. Initial system priming water. Seedlings.
  • Background


    Dien Ban commune is in North Quang Nam province near the City of Hoi An, Viet Nam.
    It has 200,000 people and over 1,000 children with disability. It was in the top ten regions of Viet Nam bombed with chemical weapons during the Viet Nam War.
    Dien Ban is a farming community and the average monthly income is US$75.
    There are very low levels of public service provision from schools and hospitals and no form of social welfare.


    Our centre for children with disability will have increased capacity when graduates can move onto vocational training. Our graduates can achieve meaningful and sustainable paid employment (unheard of as a general norm). This extra money will have enormous positive impacts on the local economy creating wealth generation and life style improvements.
    Environmental and systemic gains through aggressive water management and solar power.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the only foundation delivering educational, OT and PT services at an International standard in the region. We have a proven track record of scaling solutions based strategies that are sustainable. We excellent support through professional consultancy.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Jackie Wrafter

    The centre founder and Director. Jackie is the leader and driver of success and progression in all things Kianh.

    Nick Keegan

    Director of Business. Responsible for oversight and accounting.

    Chris J. Ephgrave

    Project leader

    Do Le To Quyen

    Centre manager. Will oversee the graduates progression and development as well as training and organising staff.