Unlocking economic, environmental, and social transformation

Our Impact to Date

Entrepreneurs Trained

Clean Burning Stoves Sold

water filtration systems distributed

Schools with Clean Water

People Impacted

Million In Economic Savings

Our Approach

Unlocking Communities (UC) empowers communities with resources and flexible financing models that strengthen the ability of local entrepreneurs to unlock solutions to issues of concern. We equip local entrepreneurs with training and tools to sell sustainable, life-saving products that unlock social and environmental transformation. A nimble 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in the U.S., and one of the only social enterprises working in Haitian communities, we have a growing track record of community impact.

Our model disrupts cycles of poverty in communities where adults have very little access to vocational training, financial resources, or supply chains to put a small business in motion. In providing women, adults and local leaders opportunities for education and vocational training, financial resources, and supply chains so they can put small businesses in motion, we are empowering communities with ways to disrupt cycles of poverty. We are rooted in the communities we work in and are locally led in order for our programs to level the playing field for entrepreneurial individuals who seek to create new businesses. In turn, we create new market ecosystems within communities.


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