Near the villages of Galgal, Jan-Duma, La Haute, Gouche, and Tenwa, in the poorest country in the western hemisphere sits Boily. There are about 150 homes in Boily; a majority of these homes have six family members or more living in them. These homes are made of sticks, rocks and mud. The 700 residents, of Boily live by the soil, their gardens and animals provide them food and money to survive on. Do not read my words and picture an idyllic existence. The lives of the people in and near Boily are grueling. High in the mountains they have a 5 ½ hr walk just to buy bread, clothing, or receive medical care. They must also walk that distance to sell their produce and livestock at market. Carrying their produce to the market on their heads or via donkey.
It is time to help change the lives of the people of Boily, and the nearby
communities! The goal is to open a solar powered bakery and then roll out three
more businesses. Small businesses in Haiti are like those here in the United
States, they are the web that holds a community together. They are the route to
Approximate number of people affected:
2700 people from Boily and the surrounding villages
Projected number of bakery employees:
Three employees to start, growing to ten employees. Affecting the lives of 30-100 people directly with
Why Start with a Bakery?
Bread is a huge part of the Haitian diet. In a country where very little is eaten the carbohydrates in
bread are very important. People who don’t have the money to buy all that is
needed to cook a meal can eat bread inexpensively.
By starting with the bakery we will be providing a much needed resource to the area. The profits from the bakery will they go towards starting a store/wholesale business. All of these
businesses will enable the people in Boily and the area to make more money.
Money they can use to send their children to school, improve their homes, and
pay for medical care.
How you can help-
Getting this business of the ground will cost $7514.00 USD. You can help by donating money towards or for an item(s) on the list.
Ovens (3) (electric so we can run with solar power) $650.00
Start up Ingredients $380.00 Mixer $400.00 Motorcycle $1500.00 Solar Panel $800.00 Batteries $300.00 Inverter $80.00 Generator (backup) $1734.00 Misc. supplies $220.00
Items for local donation:
Breadpans (metal) Ovenmitts
Breadknives Large mixing bowls (metal) Spatulas
Measuring cups (not glass) Measuring spoons
Kitchen timers Electrical wire