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, start a new business and to support growth and sustainability of their business.
About the training:
For the training, American business owners and educators travel to Haiti to present a 5-day intensive training course to 10 pre-qualified established business leaders in the community. The training is designed to be holistic, teaching the business students business and money management skills, savings, personal health, faith and conflict resolution techniques and teaching methods. The goal is for these students to then have the ability to train other small business owners in their communities on the same materials.
Upon completion of the 5-day training course, the Haitian leaders then each train and coach ten additional community members over a 12-week period. The community leaders have access to the American educators for support. This model supports our goal to partner with communities to empower individuals with the resources needed to successfully own and operate their own small business providing sustainable support for their families and commerce for their own communities.
Artists, teachers, plumbers, nurses, accountants- We need you! We conduct workshops and offer vocational support from every field to help equip our entrepreneurs for success.
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.