Haitian Business – Sustaining Orphan CareRich Stigall
Within GO Project, we describe our economic development model as: “glocal sustainability.”
We launch local businesses in line with demand that our orphan care programs create. Clothing, for example. (You’ve been hearing more and more about our sewing centers to make school uniforms and other clothing for the children in care.) With your help, GO Project places GLOBAL orders – to meet the needs of our ministry. We become an anchor customer. That really opens up the business to go after LOCAL business. Profits generated by in country businesses, creating in country jobs, then go to pay for in country orphan care. The global/local combination = “glocal sustainability.”
We’re excited to share with you about one such business in Haiti, the Jumecourt Inn. (Pictured at right) The Inn is a full service hotel/transportation business that dedicates all profit to orphan care. Many of our vision trip guests stay there, making GO Project an anchor customer. The Inn then generates business from other guests, and that business has really ramped up.
This month of June has been the Jumecourt Inn’s busiest month in operation. Hotel profits from June, alone, will cover the costs to care for 45 children in Haiti for 1 full year!
Really good news…