Haiti needs a revolution in entrepreneurship
WHAT WE DO
The Economic Growth Initiative for Haiti (EGI) operates a comprehensive entrepreneurial training and mentorship program in the Haitian cities of Port-au-Prince and Jacmel. We take ideas & informal businesses and turn them into formal operations that can receive investment and create jobs.
HOW WE DO IT
We partner with international experts like the University of Notre Dame and work with local organizations like The Haitian Project to find the most promising Haitian entrepreneurs that need support. We recruit and train them and then connect them to top investors and business leaders who serve as mentors.
We were founded in 2005 in the aftermath of the 2004 political crisis when the economy was at a standstill. Our goal has always been to provide young Haitians with the training they need to create their own economic opportunities.
Support our operations in Haiti by donating to the initiative. We operate on less than $80,000 a year. Any contribution will contribute to the services we provide and allow us to train more entreprenuers.