The 1000 Jobs Haiti concrete block project will create on-going employment for up to 50 residents of Domond, Haiti. When fully operational the plant will be self-sustaining and provide economic opportunity for the workers and the surrounding area. By supporting these workers as the business is launched, donors can foster economic independence and entrepreneurship in rural Haiti. This is the best way to combat extreme poverty in rural Haiti.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Domond, like the rest of Haiti, faces unemployment in the range of 80-90%. Most residents have no employment and have little hope finding any. A local enterprise with the goal of creating sustainable jobs at fair wages is the ideal remedy for the problem of chronic unemployment. The employees, their families, and the entire community would be the beneficiaries of this increased economic activity.
How will this project solve this problem?
The 1000 Jobs Block Making plant will produce concrete building blocks (CMU's) for the construction trade in the region. Because of the increasing demand for this product (being met currently by imported CMU's from the Dominican Republic), the enterprise could grow to provide 50 or more permanent jobs at good wages. All net proceeds from the enterprise will go toward creating economic security for the workers and creating more jobs in the region. No positive cash flow will leave the community.
Potential Long Term Impact
Over time, as the enterprise generates a positive cash flow, this will be reinvested in other job creation projects in Domond and the surrounding area. This will lower the unemployment rate and increase economic security and opportunity in the area. 1000 Jobs is dedicated to one thing - creating sustainable jobs in Haiti. One successful project cannot only sustain itself but can generate funds to launch new job creation projects. All these reduce extreme poverty - one job at a time.
Total Funding Received to Date: $29,900
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $29,900 . The original project funding goal was $60,000.