Degaje is a word in Creole that means “make it work” and it applies to so many areas of life. So when a team from Iowa focused on business in Haiti had their mission trips canceled due to political protesting and then COVID-19, they did just that… degaje. They decided to “make it work” and took their business trainings virtual!
14 individuals who have received loans or grants from World Wide Village over the last year were invited to the virtual training. The individuals ranged from those just starting a small business to those who had already had been selling for years but wanted to learn how to grow their business.
The business training focused on calculating profit & loss, the importance of a business plan, the pitfalls of debt, and how to differentiate your business from your competitors. The training consisted of large group lessons and also individual meetings with each participant.
Here are just a few of the individuals who attended the trainings:
We are so thankful for the dedicated team members from Iowa who are committed to helping this group of individuals in Haiti. They are not only helping them grow in their business knowledge, but also in their walk with the Lord. They did a fantastic job teaching good business principles and also brought God’s wisdom into their training. Proverbs 22:7 says “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender” showing the dangers of debt and taking out credit – a problem in Haiti.
We are excited to see how God continues to use these trainings in the lives of those who attended!