Palmis Mikwofinans Sosyal : Social microfinance in Haïti

Palmis Mikwofinans Sosyal : Social microfinance in Haïti

15 221micro-entrepreneurs supported


74%operational viability

*Figures 2021

Haïti, a country regularly shaken by both climatic and political typhoons, struggles to structure and develop its economy. Formal employment is scarce. In order to survive, those who are poor but resourceful and tenacious would start their own fruit stand, sewing workshop or street restaurant up with next to nothing. However, they sorely lack training and capital in order to make it grow, consolidate it and turn it into a strong lever against poverty.

Encourage and support the poorest entrepreneurs

Since 2003, Entrepreneurs du Monde supports Palmis Mikwofinans Sosyal (PMS), a microfinance institution with a strong social purpose, which offers basic services (loan, saving, training, social support) to micro-entrepreneurs, in order to help them develop their income activity and help them get out of extreme poverty, on all fronts.


Methodology of Palmis Mikwofinans Sosyal

The team, divided between different local branches, provides vulnerable entrepreneurs with:
• a personal savings account
loans to develop their income-generating activity (average amount: €155) and to buy a solar lightning kit and / or a modern and economical cooking stove
trainings: in sales and accounting, as well as in health education, child and women’s protection, etc.
social support to tackle occasional difficulties (health, schooling, family issues, etc.).

Palmis Mikwofinans Sosyal (PMS)

Palmis Mikwofinans Sosyal (PMS)

Support by Entrepreneurs du Monde

Entrepreneurs du Monde structures and supports PMS on all levels (legal, finance, methodology, human and financial ressources, administration, management, reporting, etc.).

Palmis Mikwofinans Sosyal’s partners

Logo Whole Planet Foundation

Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie

Fondation Lord Michelham of Hellingly

Logo Fondation Entrepreneurs du Monde

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