2011  Finalist

Tilapiana

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USA

Tilapiana works with rural entrepreneurs in the developing world to design, manage, and implement village-level fish farms. Using a franchise business model, the village entrepreneur (franchisee) is provided with everything required to run a successful fish farm. Just as traditional franchises provide a “business in a box” Tilapiana provides a “profit in a pond” and empowers its franchisees to profitably grow fish, close nutritional gaps, and lift themselves out of poverty.