Thursday, July 29, 2010

Monday: Economic Development Tour (Life Goes On)

Despite the rubble and daily reminders of that terrifying day on January 12, 2010, life in Port-au-Prince goes on. Hundreds of vendors are out early, often as early as 6 a.m., to sell their goods. Since there’s no mega-mart, anything can be bought on the street. From food (rice, beans, cooking oil), to clothing and shoes, to cleaning supplies and cosmetics - someone sells it. And often, street vendors have products that the convenience store doesn’t have. For example, a team member needed nail polish remover and was able to buy a bottle from a young lady across the street from our hotel.

Also, be on the lookout for audio from our participants. They will share how our upcoming workshops have impacted their lives as business people.

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