Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Selling Candles in Hati


I joined others in the Pondering Pig Kiva Investment group to help fund Ivonne Soincilier in Trou-du-Nord , Haiti. Ivonne makes candles and sells them to people who don't have electricity. Betcha there is a market there! Ivonne is going to use this money to purchase a stall to sell from, so she doesn't have to walk around with a cardboard box. I'm thinking that is going to totally change her life, from being nomadic to proud owner of a permant stall.

Bonne chance Ivonne pour allument le monde.

2 comments:

Robb Sempurai said...

All the best for u.
May the force be always with you.

Luke said...

Making candles is mentioned as a great BoP business opportunity at http://sramanamitra.com/blog/19
(mentioned recently on the Indian Economy blog:
http://indianeconomy.org/2007/04/09/micro-finance-and-rural-india/
)