We encourage entrepreneurship by helping birth creative initiatives that create jobs and accountability in the community as a means of local empowerment. One of the avenues MDM Honduras wants to explore is the MicroConsignment Model, which will help to empower individuals through business principles.
The MicroConsignment Model creates access to life-changing technologies, products and services for the 16 villages we serve, through locally-owned, managed and sustainable (profitable) entrepreneurial solutions. Core to the goal is the planning and reinvestment in existing and new enterprises in pursuit of economic growth.
Future projects will provide access to resources to promote local economic activities, such as farming, marketing of goods, and sustainable practices:
- Agriculture is viewed vehicle for long term sustainability, broad-based economic growth, and poverty reduction.
- Sixty percent of Honduras’s general merchandise exports come from agriculture.
- Agriculture represents 14 percent of GNP, and generates 38 percent of all employment and 60 percent of rural employment.