Développement international Desjardins undertakes a major project to stimulate entrepreneurship in Haiti

October 26, 2015

Active in Haiti since 1987, Développement international Desjardins (DID) has just begun a new mandate in this country to structure and stimulate local entrepreneurship.

Made possible with the financial support from the Government of Canada, provided through Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD), and carried out in collaboration with the Haitian Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI), the National Support Program for Structuring Haitian Entrepreneurship (PANSEH) will last five and a half years.

This program is intended to improve access to financial and non-financial services for micro, small and medium enterprises in Haiti. It has three components:

  • Strengthening the capacity of financial institutions, namely through the creation of a guarantee fund and the setting up of an Entrepreneurs Financial Centre in collaboration with the Le Levier federation of financial cooperatives
  • Offering non-financial services for starting and managing a business
  • Providing support to the Government of the Republic of Haiti for introducing animation and economic facilitation activities that will make it possible to stimulate entrepreneurship in Haiti.

The first phase of the project will be deployed in the following departments: Ouest, Artibonite, Sud and Grande Anse.