COMMITMENT TO ACTION
Innovative Manufacturing - Empowering Women in Haiti
Commitment by Deux Mains
In 2019, deux mains committed to addressing the lack of formal job opportunities for disadvantaged women in Haiti by scaling up the economic opportunities at its footwear manufacturing center in Haiti over the next two years. Specifically, deux mains will impact the lives of more than 150 vulnerable women and youth, who will earn an income through employment at deux mains or through the collecting and recycling of inner tubes and tires, the raw materials for deux mains’ footwear. In partnership with REBUILD globally, deux mains will train at least 100 disadvantaged people in the community with skills such as entrepreneurship, mid-level computer skills, and advanced sewing. Deux mains aims to increase its production by 200%. The increased efficiency will be achieved through the construction of a sample and product development room, provision of technical assistance from shoe-making and leather consultants on new equipment, the opening of an on-site cafeteria for staff, and the creation of a solar bank for the community.