Starting a small business is risky wherever you live. And in Port-au-Prince, Haiti — still rebuilding after the devastating 2010 earthquake — financial stability is even more elusive. But in a place where a small enterprise is often the only way to survive, tenacious entrepreneurs like Bilha believe in a better future.
She was part of a business competition hosting by Mercy Corps and our local partner, which offered training on creating business plans, developing human resources, managing finances and more to hundreds of Haitian women. Participants went through workshops and presented their ideas before 22 winners were selected to receive grants. Bilha came in second place and received $2,000.
See how Bilha plans to use the money and and create new economic opportunities for her community.