Haiti remains the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with 80% of the population living in poverty. Haiti has a 41% unemployment rate and of those who are employed, about two-thirds cannot claim a formal job. (CIA World Fact Book, August 23, 2011)
Since the inception of WWV the goal has been to create opportunities for men and women to earn a fair living in order to support their families. We continue to support entrepreneurs from the very small to the fast growing enterprises. Transfer of business knowledge from US business people to the Haitian entrepreneurs increases exponentially the potential for success.
Provide funding to purchase 50 chickens, feed for three months and wire mesh for $500 USD per family. Hens immediately begin producing, laying as many as 200 eggs per year, providing the recipient an average monthly net profit of $18 USD.
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