Earlier this year, one of our board members, Ron Kinley, met with borrowers in the micro-loan program supported by Haiti Foundation of Hope. As always, his goal was to encourage the program participants to be creative in meeting local needs. Here are just a few of the businesses taking place:
- One borrower bought three goats (two of them young goats) and made a profit by selling two of the animals a couple months later.
- Another community member buys pigs and goats to butcher and then sells the meat.
- A borrower purchases kitchenware in bulk in a city and sells it at a local rural market.
- Another man buys pigs or goats to resell at another market or in his village.
- One woman is making cosmetics after purchasing the raw materials in Port-au-Prince.
We are encouraged by people’s entrepreneurship. You can support economic development in rural northern Haiti by giving to Haiti Foundation of Hope.