Business Number: 119109460RR0001

Making the Leap

Campaign Ends Aug. 30, 2020

In St. Marc, Haiti, Rayjon supports a successful microcredit program with a 100% repayment rate! In partnership with a local grassroots Women’s Federation, we seek to expand this program, amplifying the impact. 

Building on a Strong Foundation

Many loan recipients have recently completed literacy and numeracy training, and so are applying their new skills for the first time in the marketplace. We need to:

  • Increase the amount of loans available annually
  • Provide an additional tier of loans for experienced borrowers
  • Provide additional training in small business development, finances, and entrepreneurship
  • Explore methods of helping participants move their products up the value chain

Making the Leap

When beneficiaries are able to invest in small business opportunities, they take a giant step toward self-sufficiency. When individuals earn sufficient income to provide for their families, the whole community benefits

We now want to work with them to move from strictly microbusiness to a larger-scale community cooperative, to meet communal goals.

In 2018 the Women’s Federation voiced an ambitious collective goal: to develop a larger-scale business initiative that would allow participants to make the leap from bottom-level sales to processing and producing a marketable product.

Our plan:

  • Proceed with expansion of the microcredit program, doubling loan access
  • Support the next phase of research: experienced program staff will work with the Women’s Federation to investigate the most feasible communal business development initiative for the area, participant group, and market conditions
  • Support the development of a business plan with clear objectives and implementation plan
  • Provide additional training and resources to support the project launch and first year of operation.

Please donate today! Thank you for supporting economic development in Haiti. 

$9,100 raised out of $15,000 goal

60.6666666667% Complete
1 month, 3 weeks to go