21
Sep
2017
Concord
Colonial Inn
Monument Square
Concord, MA  01742
United States
Rebecca Obounov is our speaker this week.
Inspired by her experiences as a Haitian-American raised in both the US and Haiti, Rebecca founded a nonprofit organization, CHES, in 2008. Through her organization, she educates, mentors and funds entrepreneurs in rural areas of Haiti. To date, CHES has trained over 200 entrepreneurs of whom over 50% have been women. The organization has financed a women owned start-up that created five livable wage jobs in 2013. This past August, CHES began working 50 entrepreneurs from a community in Southern Haiti who lost their livelihoods from the damage caused by the October 2016 Hurricane Matthew. This community requested CHES' assistance in launching a 1,500 hen poultry farm. In August, CHES successfully launched the first phase of a three-year engagement with this community which involves the following activities: training, financial assistance, coaching, mentoring monitoring and evaluation.
Rebecca is a MBA graduate of Babson College with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and the Lewis Institute's Business & Social Innovation Intensity Track. She also holds a BS in Management from Bentley College.