LEAD is pleased to announce the winners of its Business Plan Competition to date. Please read more about these remarkable businesses below:
ACOD plans to expand its operations to produce and commercialize the “Yellow Lantern Chili” variety of pepper using only organic fertilizers and pesticides.
Ayiti Linge Service
Ayiti Linge is an enterprise that specializes in the supply and insdustrial cleaning of linen products such as towels, sheets, and cloths to companies mostly in the hopitality and health industries, such as hospitals and hotels.
BHP SA is an agri-business that manufactures and markets various food and cleaning products for the Haitian domestic market.
Boulangerie de l’Enfant Jésus
Located in Delmas in the West department, Boulangerie de l’Enfant Jesus is an existing bakery that specializes in different varieties of bread. The bakery is moving to a brand new facility with an improved layout.
Run by a member of the Haitian Diaspora, CASTMI provides purified water to the public in bulk and individual sachets. It is the only center of its kind in the Haitian border town of Ouanaminthe.
D & E Green Enterprises
D & E Green locally manufactures a highly efficient charcoal stove called Eco Recho, which uses 50 percent less charcoal than traditional cookstoves while reducing indoor pollution. Their manufacturing facility had to be rebuilt after the 2010 earthquake.
Dlo Haiti S.A.
Dlo Haiti decentralizes the supply of potable water by creating water kiosks across the country under the brand name Ovive. These kiosks come with water purifiers that provide clean drinking water to Haitians at affordable prices.
ECSSA purchases recyclable materials from independent suppliers and resells them to recycling facilities internationally while promoting environmental responsibility.
Expert Concept SA is a woman led construction firm that manufactures and builds with steel frame structure. The company builds with reinforced concret or steel structure, and provides electromechanical installation services.
Global Recycling S.A.
Based out of Tabarre, Global Recycling S.A. is the first Haitian company to invest in technology to recycle used oil. Engine lubrication oil, hydraulic fluids, and oils used in cars, bikes, and trucks can pollute the environment if not disposed of properly. The recycling process removes contaminants from oil drained from automobiles or other machines to produce “rerefined” oil.
Glory Industries S.A.
Glory Industries will manufacture sanitary paper products for personal use such as toilet paper, napkins, feminine pads and diapers.
Haiplast exports raw plastic bales and flakes for recycling. The company purchases plastic waste from its network of pickers that are paid in cash daily. The plastic is then processed so that it can be turned into a recycled product.
Industries Kayimit S.A.
Les Industries Kayimit S.A (IKSA) is a 1,054 square meter water treatment processing center whose main activities are the production and sale of bottles of drinking water and Ice cube bags.
Les Entreprises Gerby S.A. (INGSA) manufactures cleaning products for household and medical use. They produce liquid soaps, disinfectants and detergents in Port-au-Prince for distribution throughout Haiti.
Jus de Marmelade
Based in Haiti’s Northern corridor, Jus de Marmelade will produce fresh fruit juices in the area of Marmelade, where production of juice is still very low. They aim to market bottles of orange, grapefruit and pineapple juices in various sizes.
Karibu will offer modern transportation services from the international airport in Port-au-Prince to major cities throughout the country. They plan to provide quality customer service and proper bus stations in each city where they operate.
Kaytek specializes in manufacturing steel construction systems for use in residential homes, and institutions. Their steel-frame housing models are affordable and suited for earthquake and hurricane conditions.
Started by a Haitian American woman, Kreyòl Essence produces organic beauty products for sale in Haiti and abroad. Kreyòl Essence is an agribusiness that employs Haitian farmers to grow and make its products including hair pomades, body oils, organic soaps, and candles. The company also received a loan and technical support from Yunus Social Business.
Lakou Breda is a hotel lodged in the middle of the tropical landscape over an area of 7 hectares in the North of Haiti. It is known for its historic significance, where the revolutionary Toussaint Louverture spent most of his time. It is an attraction for students, tourists and the local community.
Le Jourdain Atelier
LJA produces shirts and other garments for schools, organizations, and retail buyers.
Le Nettoyeur S.A. purchases plastic waste in bulk and then transforms it for export to large recycling companies abroad.
Les III Rois
Les III Rois plans to construct and operate an apartment complex/hotel on a beautiful beach near Labadie. This will provide a much-needed boost to the local tourism industry.
Madan Belfwi was started by an entrepreneur in the Haitian Diaspora to sell healthy, fruit-based products including smoothies, fruit salads, juices and fruit baskets.
Moulen Nan Notè
Moulen Nan Notè has been operating for many years in Pont-Sondé in the St-Marc corridor. The company develops new rice varieties and crop management techniques to help farmers improve the yield and quality of crops in an environmentally sustainable manner.
NarIzifwi is the first ready-to-eat compote manufacturing company in Haiti. Their product is all natural, made with a blend of local fruits and a breadfruit base that will provide essential nutrition to babies.
Novogaz is a start-up that assembles and sells clean cooking ethanol based stoves, which uses a biofuel that eliminates
the harmful and toxic effects of charcoal stoves at a lower cost. This CleanCook stove is safer, cleaner, more efficient, and cooks faster than charcoal stoves.
PALMIS Enèji sells cooking and lighting products that are less polluting, healthier, and more economical than traditional technologies.
PANOU is a modern bakery which was known as “Foligourmand” for over 20 years before the earthquake destroyed the entire building.
Parc Oasis Caribeen
Located in Northern Haiti near the Dominican border, Parc Oasis Caribeen is a hotel in an area where the hospitality industry is almost nonexistent. The hotel will include conference rooms, a gym, and more.
This woman-owned Haitian enterprise manufactures garments (primarily uniforms) and handbags for the local market. It also offers badges, medals, ribbons, and needlepoint embroidery for international clients.
A subsidiary of the Haitian coffee company REBO S.A., PISA seeks to expand its operations by producing a high-quality, fermented cacao product for export by working with local farmers. The company also plans to support its supplier farmers by helping them acquire a Rain forest Alliance certificate.
Reha Residence Oceane
With its commercial name Reha Lodge, this small lodging complex located at Labadie Village will differentiate itself from the other hotels in the area with its ecological approach and landscape. The physical environment will be composed of: 7 bungalow suites located in a peaceful environment with sea views and direct access to the beach and boat trips.
SAPEN S.A. seeks to expand its existing poultry business to create a chicken farm and a poultry processing plant in two locations.
SIENNA Agricultural Holdings Company
SIENNA is creating a papaya plantation that uses cutting-edge agricultural practices such as drip irrigation. They plan to receive international organic certification and expand their product line to include papaya byproducts like papain, an enzyme used as a food additive.
Stars Industries S.A is an agri-business that processes local agricultural raw materials into quality and international standard products such as spicy sauces, condiments and a 100% natural frozen fruits pulps. SISA also processes fruits into jellies.
SISALCO exports sisal, a type of agave plant with strong fibers used to make mats and ropes. The company purchases sisal from Haitian farmers and processes the fibers for international export.
Snack Fresh Center is a social business which will emphasize on the transformation of locally grown potatoes into frozen french fries, flour, etc...
SOGEPA produces organic, fair trade cacao from local growers and promotes environmental and social responsibility through reforestation and green education initiatives.
Based in the SONAPI Industrial Park in Port-au-Prince, Surtab is the first Haitian company to manufacture affordable and durable mobile devices, particularly a popular 7-inch tablet.
SWITCH sells efficient stove kits (stove, connectors, propane fuel tank) to members of the Haitian Diaspora who purchase them for family members in Haiti. SWITCH has invested in a business model that allows for payment abroad (Haiti PAY), harnessing remittances. The company also provides training to customers who are new to cooking with propane.
Established after the Haiti earthquake in 2010, Veerhouse Voda produces disaster resilient homes, schools and other buildings five to seven times faster than traditional construction methods. The company uses a patented combination of lightweight steel, plastic and mortar that is Eurocode-compliant and resistant to earthquakes, fires, hurricanes and floods.
Wastek S.A is specialized in the collection and recycling of agricultural residues such as: sugarcane bagasse, rice husks, etc. which will be transformed into fuel briquettes.
X-Quis is one of the only bakeries in the town of St. Marc that uses high quality and hygienic standards to produce bread and pastries. The company hopes to offer home delivery and expand its reach to the entire Artibonite region.
Your size is an apparel manufacturer that is specialized in haute-couture. The company is looking to expand its production to introduce ready-to- wear clothes for Haitian students and professionals. The range of clothes to be manufactured in the country includes school uniforms , children's clothes , women's and men's clothes in standard sizes running from small to XXL.
Zesa Raw Trading Post Corp
Zesa Raw is a start-up that is operating within a Triple Bottom line framework that fosters economic development in Haiti, Costa Rica and Columbia while espousing corporate responsibility, improving working conditions and wage standards. The enterprise created an innovative way of redesigning, packaging and branding a century old product "Rapadou" (unrefined cane sugar sweetener) for health-conscious consumers who are seeking quality coffee, healthier sugar and cocoa.