Stephen Sanga

Stephen Sanga

Goat Entrepreneurship

Stephen Sanga is a 28 year old from the Chata village of the Murhu block of Jharkhand. He is a ‘Fish Entrepreneur’, a farmer as well as a Commerce graduation student from the Murhu block of Jharkhand. His ambition and interest in becoming a self-sustaining businessman led to his selection for the technical training required for the Fish business provided by CInI (an initiative of Tata Trusts). While it was quite difficult for him initially to grasp the tricky concepts of pond preparation, care and maintenance of the the fingerlings or spawns (which he would supply to other fish farmers) and also to get his investment amount in place, he persevered and not only gained technical expertise but also went on to manage both his studies and work quite well. Stephen invested 40,000 rupees and currently owns one pond and has another one on lease. He is able to earn around 1.5 lakhs annually from the sale of fingerlings to 214 households and also through providing training to other fish farmers on their maintenance. Stephen likes the stability and flexibility that this business provides him as the rates and demand do not vary a lot and the time investment is limited once the technique has been mastered, giving him ample time to pursue other income generating activities.

State : Jharkhand

Gender : Male

Sector : Others

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Collectives for Integrated Livelihoods Initiatives (CInI)