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Together, we grow.

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Seed works alongside local and international partners to enrich communities through a holistic approach to financial literacy and business training.

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Our Model

Our model is centered around financial literacy, but is designed to also address these key areas through Biblically-based training, coaching, and strategic partnerships with likeminded organizations

FAMILY STABILITY

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SPIRITUAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING

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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

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EDUCATION & TRAINING

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SAFE & ETHICAL
EMPLOYMENT 

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FONDWA DISTRICT, HAITI
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Our Communities

Our roots began in Haiti. For 5 years, Seed has partnered with Haitian communities in education, entrepreneurship, and development projects. We work in the Southwest region of Haiti in the mountains of the Fondwa district. 

Because of violence and unrest in Haiti, many of our Haitian friends have moved from Haiti to our hometown of Knoxville, TN. Now, our programs have grown to extend to Haitians living in the US, creating opportunities for Haitians living in the US and Haiti to share knowledge, resources, and relationships furthering Seed’s mission of connecting communities globally.

KNOXVILLE, TN

Our Approach

At Seed International, we are committed to sowing the seeds of positive change, cultivating growth and self-reliance, and ensuring that the benefits of our work continue to enrich the lives of those we serve and the broader community. Together, we grow, making a meaningful impact on the lives of Haitians in Haiti and in the Knoxville, TN area. We do this by…

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Working alongside local church and nonprofit partners

By collaborating with local communities and their leaders, we create a strong support network that understands the unique needs and strengths of the people we serve. 

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Nurturing deeply rooted relationships

We believe that lasting change is best achieved through the strength of relationships. We foster connections between cultures, building bridges for a more interconnected community.

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Investing in financial education & small businesses

In partnership with the Chalmers Center, we facilitate Faith & Finance classes to foster economic independence and self-sustainability within their community.

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Together, we grow.

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We believe coffee can and should be used for good.

 In 2023, we launched a coffee shop in Knoxville, TN that tells the stories of coffee producers and ethical business partners in Haiti to help customers connect the products they purchase to the people who produce it.

Our Team & Board

Our Board of Directors

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STACY COX

BEVERLY LINKOUS

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MORGAN BENSON

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SAMUEL DUMOND

ANDREA
LAND

Our Team

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MORGAN BENSON

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Morgan is the dreamer behind and director of Seed International. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Liberty University, a Masters of Business Administration and a Masters in Social Entrepreneurship from Carson-Newman University. Morgan also completed the Executive Nonprofit Management Certification at Duke University. It is her personal mission to use business as a catalyst for social and economic change in developing nations. She has been working in Haiti for 10+ years and is passionate about empowering local leaders through education and business training.

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SAMUEL DUMOND

COMMUNITY DIRECTOR

Samuel serves as our Community Director. He has been with Seed since the beginning and continues to be an important part of our mission. From a very young age, he has had a passion for helping his neighbors. His entrepreneurial personality helps to inspire and implement the goals of the communities we serve. Samuel has a deep love for people and sharing the love of Christ. His joy is contagious to everyone he meets. His goal is to become a pastor and be able to minister to those in the community through spiritual teaching and encouragement.

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ABEL CHARLES

 PROGRAMS DIRECTOR

Abel serves as our Programs Director. He is an integral part of everything we do at Seed. From sending texts to our community leaders to translating our training materials into Creole, he touches everything we do. He loves people and has a passion for mental health and counseling. He is also a gifted teacher and has is very business-minded. Abel loves soccer and started his own soccer club in Haiti. He now lives in Knoxville. When he isn't working for Seed International, you might find him serving coffee at Seed Coffee Co.!

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Join the Seed Collective

Link arms with us in 2024 by joining our monthly giving program, Seed Collective. 

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