Small businesses are essential to Haiti's economic development. However, they often have difficulty accessing fi nancing, which limits their ability to grow and thrive.
Leveraging Effective Applications of Direct Investments (LEAD) is a USAID project that aims to attract investments in small- and medium-sized enterprises based in Haiti, as well as increase the development impact of remittances.
To facilitate access to capital, LEAD provides grants to businesses and offers technical assistance to help them implement their business plans and strengthen their operations. Strong businesses create employment and provide economic security, which will lead to long-term economic growth for Haiti. To date LEAD businesses have created more than 13,000 direct and indirect jobs.
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