To lift people out of economic and spiritual poverty
mission is to meet economic, environmental, relational and spiritual needs of Haitians through the establishment of a recycling program, production of durable, low cost building materials, and distribution of clean water, in order to create jobs and lift Haitians out of economic and spiritual poverty”
9 million Unemployment: 70-80% GDP Per Capita Income: $667 Versus
USA Per Capita Income: $46,000
$1.25/day 72.1% $2/day
On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred in and around Haiti’s capital city
59 aftershocks of magnitude 4.5 or greater were located since the earthquake’s origin on that day 16 of these aftershocks had magnitudes of 5.0 or greater
According to official estimates in the Port-auPrince area and in much of southern Haiti:
222,570 people killed 300,000 injured 1.3 million displaced 97,294 houses destroyed 188,383 houses damaged
Less than half of Haitians have access to clean drinking water. Half of all the deaths in Haiti in recent years, other than those from natural disasters, have been the result of water-borne diseases.
In most cases, severe diarrhea was the cause of death. Since October 2010 – 6,000 dead; 400,000 infected by cholera
Purified water has helped Haitians stay healthy.
Government is taking initiative to attract foreign investors/ companies Significant investment in infrastructure Investment Code provides a 15 year zero tax rate
Additional 5 year regressive tax rate
Low labor cost
2.88% lower than Mexico 2% lower than China
Timothy Center Ecoprises is a Low-income Limited Liability Company (L3C) that catalyzes businesses for sustainable transformation of societies in the United States and abroad. Timothy Center Ecoprises’ entrepreneurs are social innovators dedicated to catalyzing business ventures that raise the quality of life and dignity of the world’s marginalized. TCE ventures will focus on raising the economic, environmental, social and spiritual quality of life of people by creating businesses to address social problems. Return on investment is a primary objective. Timothy Center Ecoprises has a diversified portfolio encompassing ventures such as construction material production, solid waste recycling and water distribution.
Used plastics, metal, and paper are strewn throughout the streets of Haiti. No real recycling and clean up efforts exist. The devastating earthquake of 2010 has added to the debris and rubble. Many businesses in Haiti are in need of a place to recycle and receive needed funds in return. Extreme unemployment offers a large employment base for jobs collecting and processing recyclable materials. Huge international market for recycled materials offers a great return for a recycling business. ERS will position itself to combat the needs facing most Haitians today through the establishment of a recycling facility and will provide processed recycled resins of plastic, paper, glass, and metal to interested markets.
Recycling Program: The program will employ Haitians to collect, sort and bale recyclables which will be made in to viable goods. Our vision is to have the capability to collect all solid waste material and process it, taking pollutants out of the environment and producing new goods with the reclaimed materials. Ecoprises Recycling Solution’s target markets are based upon high demand for recycled consumer waste, PET and HDPE plastics. Sales are price-sensitive, so our proximity to markets and feed stock source provide a competitive edge. We have identified an opportunity to take advantage of circumstances in the developing nation of Haiti by employing Haitians and providing a viable means for revenue through the high demand for recovered recycled materials. In the region surrounding Cap Haitien, there is no
competition, creating an open market for ERS. The consumer waste industry is growing and creating a demand for significantly more recycled materials in the marketplace. National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) reported that in order for the production of PET to reach a sufficient level of supply, the recycling rate will need to double what it is this year. Haiti has a unique role to play in the recycling industry, for the following reasons: Access to U.S. markets, Peaceful nation, Spotlight on the nation after the disasters of 2010: earthquake, tropical storm Tomas, and the cholera outbreak.
Obtaining clean water for everyday use continues to be a major challenge for most Haitians. Many Haitians are forced to walk miles each day carrying heavy loads of water, just to meet the necessities of life. Use of contaminated water by millions of Haitian is a major source of illness, spread of deadly diseases, and malnutrition. Ecoprises Water Solutions intends to provide access to clean water, and employment opportunities, for the people of the northern areas of Haiti. At the heart of the project is the desire to provide a viable water source to combat water born diseases such as cholera. The project will also focus on developing a business model for water distribution that provides employment opportunities for the under employed in order to raise their quality of life.
facility in Berard, Haiti is located on an aquifer, with the ability to provide ample supplies of clean water to a large surrounding community. Our goal is to distribute this clean water to the people in the area at a fair and reasonable cost. Additional opportunities exist to distribute clean water to businesses in the area. Micro business opportunities will be offered to area residents as a means of employment and enhancement of standards of living for the community.
Two billion people around the world live in earthen structures Most of these structures are built with inferior quality cinder blocks or other weather vulnerable materials. EcoBloq utilizes modern technology to create compressed earth blocks, a high quality construction material made from a proper mix of clay, sand and 8 percent cement. EcoBloq is more than twice as strong as cinder block and at a cost of about 66% that of standard cinder. Traditional cinder blocks manufactured in Haiti are of a poor quality and are subject to breakdown in seismic activity as well as hurricanes. The 2010
earthquake in Haiti devastated thousands of buildings. EcoBloq can resist these breakdowns. Reconstruction of building destroyed in the earthquake presents an enormous opportunity for the supply of quality construction materials. There is now a tremendous need in northern Haiti for construction of homes, schools, government buildings & businesses.
EcoBloq Manufacturing’s facilities are located near Cap Haitian, in the northern part of the country. After the earthquake of 2010, people from the capital of Port Au Prince, fled to the northern part of Haiti. The population of Cap Haitian swelled from 200,000 to 800,000. There is now a tremendous need in northern Haiti for construction of homes, schools, government buildings & businesses. Compressed earth block construction does not require skilled labor and can easily be set up as a new business in new markets. EcoBloq is truly a green building material as it utilizes dirt and is thus locally sustainable. The timing of a market entry into northern Haiti appears to be perfect for EcoBloq.
Most of the developing world constructs homes and buildings with concrete masonry units (CMU). Very few manufacturers utilize vibrating equipment to ensure proper mixing. The end result is weakened construction that is susceptible to seismic activity. In Haiti, the strength of CMUs are often compromised by reduced amounts of required cement. EcoBloq is a compressed earthen block (CEB) that only requires 8 percent
cement and surpasses the strength of CMUs. EcoBloq is uniquely positioned to offer the highest quality construction blocks, at approx. 66% of the cost of CMUs. We see an en exciting market need for building of homes, schools, churches, and more The enormous volume of building required to “reconstruct Haiti” along with huge population shifts to the northern cities, presents a terrific opportunity for success of the EcoBlog plan.
June 1 • Submit PO for equipment to be delivered by August in Haiti • BP 714 • PW3560-8
July 1 • Site work and foundation pouring can begin in July
July 10 • Begin collecting PET and HDPE plastic to be stored on site
August 1 • Machinery Delivered • Begin building recycling warehouse and block manufacturing warehouse in August.
September 1 • Ship first container of PET and HDPE
in Berard, Haiti. 5
kilometer from Cap Haitien International Airport 8 kilometers from Cap Haitien Port
Ecoprises Recycling Solutions:
Two current customers:
RAF Transport: Open purchase order for $236,000 of PET & HDPE plastic Storelli Recycling Company: Committed to brokering as much OCC as we can collect
Potential contracts for plastic waste: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, local businesses, churches, municipalities
Since the earthquake in January 2010, the population of Cap Haitien has increased from 200,251 (2005) to an estimated 800,000 creating a need for adequate housing. Universite Internationale en Haiti has committed to using at least 310,000 blocks for the construction of their campus in Berard, Haiti. Astra Construction is specifying EcoBloq for their projects in Haiti, an estimated 10-15 building each year. The country is 52% urbanized with an urbanization rate of 3.9% annually creating additional need for adequate housing. All of the above will create a tremendous demand for dependable, and value priced building materials such as EcoBloq.
Timothy Center Ecoprises is a global for-profit venture working in parts of the world where there is tremendous risk and equally tremendous need. Due to the political nature of some of the places we work, the risk for starting a successful business is high. The risk is worth the investment because we can make a difference in the lives of people. RISKS
Political instability Continued price increase of oil Possibility of cultural misconceptions Cultural issues non-conducive to business Bribery Narrow employment pool with insufficient skills Inexperience in the market Underdeveloped infrastructures Volatile currency exchange
Ecoprises Recycling Solutions will have cleaned up the excess plastic waste in and around Cap Haitien. In addition, the plant will have increased its capacity to process the plastic from simple baling to flecked plastic making the material more marketable. EcoBloq Manufacturing will have gained a significant market share in the construction materials industry. It will be running two block production lines in Berard increasing capacity to produce over 500,000 blocks annually. EcoBloq will supply material to builders and suppliers from Pignon to Cap Haitien. Both businesses will have explored micro-franchising opportunities in other parts of the country
Ecoprises Recycling Solutions will have become a major recycling center in the Caribbean. EcoBloq Manufacturing will have gained the market share for construction material.
FY -‐ 1 Gross Revenue
FY -‐ 2
FY -‐ 3
FY -‐ 4
FY -‐ 5
$978,414 $1,308,998 $2,617,997 $3,279,165 $3,279,165
($139,600) ($115,200) ($101,000) ($144,000) ($128,600)
Equipment and Maintenance
($317,060) ($397,230) ($407,230) ($459,430) ($479,430)
($126,437) ($202,600) ($255,200) ($317,200) ($317,200)
($8,455) ($122,038) ($57,000)
$166,817 $472,475 $1,846,112 $2,236,497 $2,296,935
Capital investment: $80,666 = 10% ownership Five year dividend pay = $148,747 Net Gain = $68,081 Five Year ROI = 84% Simple Annualized ROI = 13%
of the annual gross profit to be reinvested into the business for capital improvement, expanded capacity, community. 10% of annual net profit to be reinvested in spiritual & humanitarian efforts.
= $40,333 Investor Benefits: 5%
ownership Annual dividend: 5% of net company profits after reinvested funds are allocated
= $80,666 Investor Benefits: 10%
ownership Annual dividend: 10% of net company profits after reinvested funds are allocated. A seat on the board of directors.
15% = $121,000 Investor Benefits:
15% ownership Annual dividend: 15% of net company profits after reinvested funds are allocated Seat on board of directors
20% = $161,333 Investor Benefits:
20% ownership Annual dividend: 20% of net company profits after reinvested funds are allocated Seat on board of directors Active management role in business (if desired) Minor salary consideration (dependent upon required workload if management role is assumed)
Ini6al Five Year Invest-‐ FY-‐ 1 FY -‐ 2 ROI ment
FY -‐ 3
FY -‐ 4
FY -‐ 5
5% Investor $40,333 184.40%
$0 $7,977 $10,278 $24,219 $34,671
$0 $15,955 $20,556 $48,438 $63,798
$0 $23,932 $30,834 $72,657 $95,697
$0 $31,909 $41,112 $96,877 $127,597