Here is a picture of the Creole Pig. the Haitian pigs was the way that most Haitian farmers invest for tomorrow.
Considered as a an investment, these pigs would be sold to send children to school, pay for wedding or funerals.
Because maintenance was low, it was easy for a family to have a few Creole pigs in the neighborhood until the need arises to sell them.
Here is a picture of Les Allumettes Haitiennes LAHSA Gonaives
Gonaives, a home of sixty thousand people, is famous for two products: malaria and matchsticks. 'Les Allumettes Haitiennes S.A', was a single match factory in Gonaives; it was a place where about 30 people were employed to make matchsticks from the planks of New Orleans aspen and Colombian poplar. The factory started with the dumped stock of Swedish and Czechoslovakian matches that arrived Gonaives by ship from Miami. 'Pierrot,' the last owner of 'Les Allumettes Haitiennes S.A' used to spend hours in the factory building full of phosphorus smells. He inherited the business from Pierre Léon St Rémy, his father, a great trader of Gonaives. The local residents still prefer to call this 1.4 acre match factory property by its old name "Les Allumettes Haitiennes SA". However, because of government corruption and civil unrest the business was forced to move to India 30 years ago. In India, it still produces 90% of the matches sold in Haiti today.
The benefits in investing in a country like Haiti.
On May 18, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) commended the Haitian authority for maintaining macroeconomic stability in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake. The authority has even maintained a moderate inflation, positive growth (7.8% in 2012), good debt assessment and adequate international reserves. The country, a WTO member, is now poised for growth. Haiti has significant geological and untapped mining resource potentials. It has a pro-business government, free market economy, low-cost labor and an abundance of hard working work force (because the average age of Haitians is 21.4 years). It is strategically located near the world's largest economy (USA) and two emerging countries Brazil and Colombia. The country has good access for maritime trade. Haiti simply needs capital in varieties of forms-- it might be cultural, social, intellectual, experimental, financial or material.
The future of Haiti relies among Haitians and once the Haitian government is able to provide a stable environment, Haitian businesses will take off for good. An example of that is with the young Haitian investor Josué Bazile who sees an opportunity in the city of Pestel where transportation has been a problem for the residents for a long time. He has decided to bring a solution to the problem.
Grand Anse Pestel citizens lack affordable and regular transit service to Les Cayes and Jeremie. Pestel native Josue Bazile began Agrotrans, a daily service, providing transit in a Toyota all-terrain vehicle.
Bazile was not funded by the government, and says people should not expect government help; instead they should take the initiative themselves to find workable solutions.
The transit vehicle will do double duty as an ambulance when emergencies arise, since Pestel has no such emergency service.
A decision that will create more jobs in Haiti. Heineken has made the commitment to buy locally sourced sorghum in Haiti.
Heineken SMASH Program Increases Sorghum Production Yields 100%
Heineken's new sustainability strategy considers local sourcing a key component of its success. It has begun locally sourcing sorghum in Haiti through the Smallholders Alliance for Sorghum Haiti (SMASH) initiative.
SMASH's funding arm, Brasserie Nationale d'Haiti S.A. (BRANA), a Heineken division, created in 2012 after a buyout of minority shareholders, has poured $3.4 million into locally-sourced sorghum. Haitian peasants' sorghum yields are up 100% and their incomes have increased almost 100% too.
Here is a picture of Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe with Blake Mycoskie, of TOMS Shoes. The Prime Minister took the time to thank him for the investment brought to the country
Blake Mycoskie makes World a Better Place
Blake Mycoskie has started three companies: TOMS Shoes, Eyewear, and Roasting Company. Each targets in-need communities. Profits raised by sales of shoes goes to children with no shoes (35 million so far); coffee sales deliver clean water to communities; eyewear sales purchase glasses for people without them.
Mycoskie's 2011 book, Start Something That Matters, went to #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list, and he was listed in Fortune Magazine's "40 Under 40" list.
The Clinton Bush Haiti relief funds that were targeted for helping the poverty stricken Haitians suffering because of the 2010 earthquake have been invested in construction of a 5 star luxury hotel called Royal Oasis. Precisely US $2 million were invested in building the luxury hotel with the leaders of the nation defending it as a magnet for international businessmen and rich travelers who can help build new factories and develop tourism industry respectively and thereby helping in more job creation. However, the experts think of it as an unwise decision and call it as skepticism and an overly cautious optimism.
Marguerite Martial Jean who created two companies, MMJ's Warehouse and VLM Enterprise, promised high rate of return on investment and with that was able to take advantage of many Haitians. She promised returns as high as 22 percent, by telling the people that she was buying and selling rice in India with the money.
After contacting potential investors and conducting forums, the Haitian government wants to focus now on improving the laws of investment in the country to make Haiti a business friendly environment. the Haitian government will meet Haitian parliaments to facilitate massive investment in Haiti. The main objective is to insure that it takes less time to create a business in Haiti.
The Martelly-Conille government wants to come up with laws that allow new businesses to form quickly and to reduce barriers. Also, the government wants to provide businesses interested in investing in Haiti opportunities from roads to expansion of airport and port, and hotel construction.