Entrepreneurship enriches lives of individuals by equipping them with the tools they need to start and manage their own business. Business, in turn, has the power to restore dignity to individuals, keep families together, and change communities for the better.
The goal of our Small Business Training Program is to equip members of the community to develop a business plan and start a new business and to support growth and sustainability of their business.
About the training:
The training is designed to be holistic, teaching the students business and money management skills, savings, budgeting, personal health, faith, and conflict resolution techniques.
Previously, the training was taught in person in a 5-day intensive training course in which American business educators would travel to Haiti and present the material to pre-selected leaders in the community. Upon completion of the course, the Haitian leaders could then train additional community members with the material they had been taught.
Starting in 2022, this training will be offered in a mobile format, giving participants the opportunity to learn anywhere. It has been developed to be utilized in a group setting so participants can offer support and resources to one another. Check back in 2022 for more information about our new learning platform!
We work with communities to determine viable business ideas using their natural resources and talents. Through our business training, coaching, and skills training, these ideas are refined and tested until they are ready for the market. Our community development projects also contribute to job creation opportunities, bringing together a need in a community with a sustainable remedy.