US government sets up fund to create jobs in Haiti

News About Haiti - September 25 2008, 3:39 PM

Haitian Americans who have long dreamed of creating jobs in Haiti, but lacked the capital, can now get a little help, courtesy of the US government.

Henrietta Fore, administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAid), said the agency has set up a $2m (£1m) investment fund to assist members of the Haitian diaspora who have a sustainable business plan and are willing to partner with Haiti's private sector to create jobs in the country.

"We are trying to get small and medium businesses that can provide employment, and put money in the pockets of Haitians," Fore said after making the announcement to a group of Haitians in New York, where she was making the rounds at the United Nations General Assembly.

"This at least will get things started."

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Tiba says...

Last time I checked, US government doesn't give anything for nothing to no one. US Government is giving capital to... more »

Linda says...

Tiba, do you remember that I said this would happen. I warned that Haiti was being set-up for something, and that the... more »

Rft says...

Alleluia, to that! If uncle Sam sets up funds to create jobs in Haiti, I call it reparations long overdue to Haitians... more »

Tiba says...

Linda, I think your psychic intuitions were right. You are not a psychic or clairvoyant, are you? Lol, just kidding... more »

Linda says...

No Tiba, I'm not psychic, maybe just an analytical thinker. The US in its whole entire history has never done anything... more »

Djakut says...

you made a good point Linda. more »