"Our mission is to utilize social entrepreneurship to expand economic capacity as a means to fight poverty"
Sitwayen Development Group (SDG) stands on the forward battleground of social entrepreneurship, leveraging creativity and business experience in pursuit of returns balanced against the common good. Born out of the crucible of the Haitian earthquake in 2010, it was organized with the goal of fostering permanent social change through economic empowerment. SDG incubates, manages and invests in businesses throughout Haiti, pursuing a business model that exists at the corner of profit and purpose. Consistently finding innovative people and communities with which to partner has been a cornerstone of this model.
Two things make our company different: our unique mission, and our core competencies.
SDG is a social enterprise, working to develop prosperity in Haiti’s economy by creating successful companies in Haiti and developing the capacity of the labor force and the companies that we work with.
We operate on the model of a "social business" made popular by Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank and winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for his work with microfinance lending programs.
In keeping with this model, our company is run on the principles of capitalism, competing fairly in the free market, innovating, working to improve efficiency, and generating profit. However, we do not return profits to investors. Instead, we reinvest all of our profits towards various initiatives that promote a more prosperous Haiti.