Haiti is one of the highest recipients of foreign aid in the world. When we tell senior politicians and government officials that we’re not another charity, but a business, they sigh with relief. The efforts of the aid workers are to be applauded but when the donations run out, so do the programs.
What Haiti really needs is an economy that provides for itself. OsierCarbon is about creating a product in Haiti (carbon offsets/CSR programs) and selling it to the wider world-a world which is demanding such products in increasing amounts.
This creates an export market that wasn’t there before, provides jobs, training and long-term cash flow. As long as the business is viable, we will operate.
With the cooperation we’re receiving from all levels of government and community, we’re confident we’ll be in Haiti for a long time.