FUND A SMALL BUSINESS
Small Business Financing is being made available through Connect Global to those in need of Sustainable Change. We are empowering a group of Entrepreneurs in the developing nation of Haiti in order to connect startup resources with resilient and committed individuals. This loan is made to start a proven business in Haiti, and when paid back, the investment is then passed along to a NEW entrepreneur. The Gift that truly keeps on Giving.
We are recruiting our first Round of Business leaders now, and every dollar will go to fund this group in their first businesses.
Make A Donation to Help Start a Business in Haiti
Soon, we will have complete profiles of each business owner, the type of business, and the progress of the loan repayment.
Thank You for your support.
HOW IT WORKS
1. We handpick a Micro Finance Business Owner along with guidance from our in field partner.
2. We collect investments
3. We distribute startup funds in to the MF Business Owner
4. Each Business Owner begins repayment of the loan which is redistributed to a Business Owner in line for Financing
- Haiti is the least-developed country in the Western Hemisphere and one of the poorest in the world. About 80 percent of the population lives below the poverty line.
- Despite the economy's small gains since 2005, a huge income gap still exists between the impoverished Creole-speaking majority and the more affluent French-speaking minority.
- More than 120,000 Haitians are currently living with HIV and AIDS-the highest rate in the Americas. Fear of HIV and AIDS dramatically impacted Haiti's tourist industry, contributing to the rise of unemployment to about two-thirds of the labor force.
- Nationwide food shortages in 2008 sparked riots and food costs rose over 40 percent in 2009. The World Food Program estimates that about 2.4 million Haitians cannot afford the recommended minimum daily calories.
- The 2010 earthquake leveled most of the country's capital, Port-au-Prince, killing around 220,000 Haitians and leaving millions homeless.
- Land rights issues and rubble removal have complicated earthquake relief and rebuilding efforts, but progress is being made toward transitional homes and shelters.
Stats Taken From World Vision Country Profile page of Haiti