Soul of Haiti Foundation
Organisation ID: MYC0038
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The Soul of Haiti Foundation is an Irish registered charity which was established in 2007 by a group of Irish entrepreneurs and finalists of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Programme. These business leaders who visited Haiti had the strategic aim of applying their entrepreneurial skills and resources to create a positive impact on the lives of the people of Haiti. Soul of Haiti illustrates the power of engagement of the private sector in third world development, how a business approach can be applied to project management and the sustainable benefits of economic development as a means of alleviating poverty and creating sustainable livelihoods.
Following the earthquake on the 12th January 2010 and the more recent hurricane Issac and Sandy, the challenge for Soul of Haiti has become even greater. However now more than ever The Soul of Haiti Foundation is committed to leveraging entrepreneurial and business skills and an ability to organize and to help the social and economic circumstances in Haiti.
Through the efforts of the former finalists in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and some other business leaders, significant progress has been made at all our projects; an orphanage in Ile a Vache, an enterprise center at Abacu, a model farm in Christine Valley and an enterprise support programme for micro businesses in the St Martin slum in Port au Prince. Our Country Director in Haiti Damian Meaney has done extraordinary work on our behalf, making a real impact in each of these areas. He is hugely respected by the local communities and our partner NGO's in Haiti.
2013 brings new challenges but also an abundance of new opportunities as we continue our work in Haiti.
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