Local business ownership is critical. We will not proceed without it. We seek Haitian ministries that have the proper blend of entrepreneurial enthusiasm and ability to succeed. We then examine the supply chain to find the right opportunity for each ministry to fill a need.
We currently focus on agricultural industry because the land, skills, and knowledge are already in place, along with great growth potential. We connect people and ministries to the training, tools, and finances necessary to achieve profitability. We have thousands of acres in Haiti available to house new agricultural businesses. We envision farmers growing rice, beans, and other crops, and also see potential for a profitable poultry industry. We have identified churches that can step into this business model, but they need resources.
Here are some of the projects that are currently incubating:
• A 50-acre tract on which we plan to grow cocoa. We have identified farmers capable of growing the crop. They need resources for planting and tools for growth.
• A greenhouse where varieties of tomatoes, peppers, and onions can be grown that will fare better in a controlled environment.
• A 180-acre property ready for irrigation and fencing, where cocoa and peppers will be grown to support a new church plant and a school.