empowering individuals and communities in Haiti to unlock their economic potential through entrepreneurial ventures

Our Mission

Our social enterprise has a vision of putting economic power in the hands of Haitians to create an environment of self-respect and sustainability throughout communities in Haiti. It is a vision rooted in the strength and dignity of the Haitian communities that we have come to know and respect.

We recognize the talent and capabilities of the people in Haiti and work to empower individuals and communities in Haiti to unlock their economic potential through entrepreneurial ventures. 

How it Works

Unlocking Communities is a Social Enterprise where Community Partners, Community Businesses, and Community Entrepreneurs work together. This community-based model results in true empowerment for Haitians to take back their health, their future, and their country.

Why Haiti?

Haiti needs social enterprises. Haiti has many challenges that range from vulnerability to natural disaster to water sanitation issues. Our founder, Josh Goralski, has spent extensive time in Haiti and has come to understand that what Haitians want is simple: an improved quality of life and to address fundamental needs that are merely at a level of basic human rights. And more specifically, many people in Haiti want to find ways to help themselves.

Our Impact

Unlocking Communities recognizes the talent and capabilities of the people in Haiti and sees the opportunity to unlock these and other entrepreneurial strengths within the community for the purpose of putting economic power in the hands of the Haitians, thus elevating Haiti.

  • When a family switches from buying bottled water to using a water filter, they save around $50 annually
  • When a family switches to a clean burning stove from traditional cooking methods, they save around $150 annually

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There are many ways to get involved, from donating, volunteering, corporate involvement, and spreading the word!