RED - Leogane
RED -Leogane is an association of a dozen small business owners in Leogane, a town in the rural province west of Port-au-Prince. In 2005, lead entrepreneurs from Leogane first attended a Partners Worldwide business conference, where they decided to launch a network of Christian businesspeople in their own region to follow God’s calling in business. With a shared vision to transform their community and overcome poverty, members of RED-Leogane operate businesses in light-manufacturing and value-added services. They also support each other by engaging in business training, networking, and mutual mentoring with the common goal to develop strong business practices, increase employment rates, and strengthen their role in civil society. Since the beginning, North American mentors have provided technical expertise and insight on mobilizing local resources.
Friday June 7, 2013
“With Partners Worldwide, my eyes are opened and now I can say I am a true entrepreneur because I know what I am doing. I see the results,” says Cereste Laurent-Fils, a business owner in Leogane, Haiti.
Friday June 7, 2013
“Regardless of country or culture, all people have the desire to improve their lives and their family’s lives,” says Jen Pettie, mentor for Haitian businesses in the Partners Worldwide network.
Monday February 13, 2012
LEOGANE, Haiti—- Twenty Haitian business owners graduated from the Partners Worldwide business training offered in Leogane by Partners Worldwide staff Daniel Jean-Louis.
One business owner describes that he never grasped the basic concepts of business he has learned over just 12 weeks. “Before the business training, it was like I was driving my car at night with no headlights on,” he says.
Monday November 21, 2011
Haitian business owner Paul Ducarmel has been innovative his entire life. “God allowed me to change my life through business,” says Paul, “so I feel called to be a steward and to give back, invest more, and maintain that fear in God which will change me.”
Small value-added business owners involved in a major initiative of business development to restore the town of Leogane. Currently searching for four more committed affiliates of business people from the U.S. (three to eight people) in 2012. Each group will mentor and train groups of 10 Haitian business owners (in an initiative of 100) as Haitians increase production and improve operations.
For more information, contact Dave Genzink.