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We produce spicy peanut butter in Haiti(Haitian Style) to create jobs for some of the 80% unemployed and donate part of the proceeds. Read more

Monterey, CA Food
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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on August 10, 2014.

We produce spicy peanut butter in Haiti(Haitian Style) to create jobs for some of the 80% unemployed and donate part of the proceeds.

Monterey, CA Food
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One of the many seminars we've done in Haiti
One of the many seminars we've done in Haiti
The first step after drying the peanut from the sun
The first step after drying the peanut from the sun
Second step before we grind the peanut
Second step before we grind the peanut

The idea for this project came in 2010 after I received an International Business Management AA degree from BYUH. My wife and I we went to Haiti, my native country, to see how we can help the people over there. Growing up I have seen a lot of young people passing their whole life looking for job with no success. As a result, some of them resort to crimes and addictions. 

We decided to hold free business seminars for young people; we succeeded in helping them start several small businesses. Although some of them succeeded in creating their own business concepts, most of them wanted something already established that could give them a job or that they can market for and receive a pay and commission. 

Thus came the idea of a spicy peanut butter factory in Gonaives, Haiti. Peanut butter plays a great role in the people's daily life; they use it with bread every morning for breakfast, and they use it to prepare lunch boxes to send their children to school. 

We started a small peanut butter factory, which helped more than 5 of the youth we taught get an income. 6 months later we had to close the business because of lack of capital to keep up with orders. 

We want to continue with this project because it changes people's life. Thanks to your help we will be able to go back and make a difference in Haiti, and expend to other countries around the world where people are suffering due to economic hardships. 

USAGE OF FUND 

Initial Inventory $10,000 Office Supplies $500 Rent Deposit $7,000 Electric Deposit $1,000 First Payroll $3,000 Purchase Equipment $45,000 Uniform $1,000 Remodel Facility $7,500 Legal paper $1,500 Telephone Deposit $300 Water Deposit $400 Generator $10,000 Grand Opening Advertising $1,000 Transportation $25,000 Miscellaneous Expenses $6,800 : TOTAL= $120,000

Risks and challenges

One of the most common difficulties is shipping products from Haiti; however, we will hire an expert in the field to deal with this problem. The second thing that may occur is political turmoil or natural disasters; we'll establish our plant in the country side where those problems don't exist, and there will be $10,000 for contingency fund at all in our bank account.

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    We will send you a thank you email for your participation in changing the world one dollar at a time.

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    $25 reward

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    You will receive one jar of Haitian spicy peanut butter. It will be the most delicious peanut butter you've ever had.
    Note that you can order more if you want.

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    We will send you a delicious spicy butter and a sweet butter, and we will send you a thank you card made by the employees.

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    You will receive all of the above and one of our shirts as a souvenir of your contribution. In addition, we will add your name on our website as a sponsor.

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    You can ask for double of what we offer above, and we will send you pictures of our operations. We will send you updates of our progress, which will make happy to see your money at work to change the world.

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    You will have whatever package you need from the above, and we will send you a video of our seminars and operations in Haiti.

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    We will extend to you an invitation to be part of the advisory board, as we try to penetrate every third world country to create jobs for the less fortunate, and enjoy of their favorite foods.

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    You will receive all of the above and a 3 day trip to Haiti to visit to people you are helping with your contribution. Note that extra fees may apply depends on your location

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Funding period

- (30 days)