Empowering Rural Haitian Households

Unlocking the Potential of Non-Farm Enterprises

In rural Haiti, the majority of households (54%) engage solely in farming activities, while 22% focus solely on non-farm enterprises. However, there is a growing trend of diversification, with 25% of agricultural households also participating in non-farm activities.

Bridging the Poverty Gap

Households that depend on agriculture are poorer than those involved in non-farm activities. Diversifying into the non-farm sector can significantly improve the economic well-being of rural Haitian families, as it is positively correlated with lower levels of poverty.

Empowering Women-Led Households

Female-headed households are twice as likely to be engaged in non-farm enterprises, highlighting the crucial role this sector plays in supporting the financial security of women and their families. Investing in women-led non-farm activities can be a powerful driver of economic growth and social progress.

Unlocking Regional Potential

The Ouest region, with its higher education levels and access to infrastructure, has the highest participation in non-farm activities. Replicating this model in other regions can unleash the untapped potential of rural Haitians, ultimately improving their livelihoods and quality of life.