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
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on August 10, 2014.
About this project
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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