Microfinance Program

To alleviate poverty and encourage economic growth in rural Haiti, particularly in Paillant, we develop a microfinance program to provide technical and financial assistance to women and youth who seek to start or growth their own business. We organize workshop on ENTREPRENEURSHIP, CHEMICAL USE in the items production, and techniques of labeling and assembling. 

On April 5 & 6 2019 in the municipality of Paillant-Haiti, Hope and Change For Haiti in partnership with the local authorities and other local organizations organized a workshop on ENTREPRENEURSHIP and the used of CHEMICAL in the production of items made locally. Training covered the techniques on making products such as detergents, soaps, vinegar, perfume, peanut butter, natural juice, jelly, jam, bread, cassava,..., they also learn about methods of assembly.


This workshop aims to assist the participants in the development or the expansion of their business and accompany them in the search of a diverse market for their products.


We seek to encourage local production for a local economic development. Over 150 people attended these 2-days workshop. Kudos to our local team.


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© 2019 by Hope & Change for Haiti

Municipality of Paillant

Department of Nippes, Haiti


About Paillant

Located in the Nippes department of Haiti, the municipality of Paillant has about 20,000 inhabitants who live on a surface area of 28.34 square miles (73.4 square kilometer) and a perimeter of 34.49 mi. The distance between Port-au-prince (the capitol of the country) and Paillant is approximately 71 miles (114.4 kilometers), and the weather averages 80° Fahrenheit (26.67° Celsius). Paillant’s geographical coordinates are 18° 25’ 0” North, 73° 9’ 0” West. Paillant contains many villages such as Jeannette, Desmarais, Bequin, George, Lebrun, Mussotte, Salagnac, Bezin, Corail, Viau, Carrefour Dent, Desmarhots,… It is a municipality that suffers of many social, economic, sanitary and educational issues. Indeed, that population is not exempt of problem related to the entire country which is poverty that includes lack of education, healthcare, road infrastructure, and jobs; inaccessibility to water, and electricity; anarchical construction; rudimentary technics for farming; absence of law enforcement, and bank. The economy relies exclusively on agriculture, livestock, and small commerce. Average family size is 7 members. Beside of all its problem of poverty, Paillant is such a beautiful place with a great potentiality of development, and a wonderful climate. The level of hospitality of its citizens are outstanding. If you want to discover what Paillant has to offer and you want to help us to develop sustainable projects there, please reach out to us by email or telephone or leave us a message on this website. Thank you!