Create jobs for 100 Haitians in Thomonde

by BonZeb, Inc Vetted since 2015


We are currently developing 319 acres outside the town of Thomonde, Haiti. This land will grow the feedstock needed for our kiln operation, which converts the feedstock into charcoal briquettes, thus eliminating the need to harvest trees while lowering the end cost for consumers. We are recruiting the first 50-100 employees to start in the land preparation for planting and maintaining the fields and operation of the equipment.

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The Thomonde region has over 80% unemployment and an average annual family income of less than $500. The lack of education has left over 80% of residence functionally illiterate.


It will create hundreds of jobs paying $5-$7.50 per day and offering medical and other benefits through the reinvestment of 50% of revenues into local infrastructures, including roads, water projects, medical clinics and schools. We have also designed all jobs to be done with the current literacy levels of employees and through the expansion of local schools, we will offer education to the families of all our employees.

Long-Term Impact

This project will over the next few years create hundreds of jobs, lower the cost of charcoal by 25% - 50%, improve the quality of life through infrastructure improvements. These improvements will continue as long as there is need for charcoal, which is currently used by over 90% of Haitians for cooking and boiling water. The project will grow throughout the island, with the goal of establishing 250 small businesses.


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BonZeb, Inc

Location: Gresham, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​
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Project Leader:
Thomas Stein
Gresham, OR United States
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