Ti Machann Haiti

Ti Machann in Haiti selling rice and cooking oin in the streets

Ti Machann in Haiti selling rice and cooking oin in the streets

Life is not easy for a Ti Machann, the Haitian women who sell products on the sides of the streets. She buy a bag of rice and a bucket of oil and turns around and sells it retail to passers by for consumption.

In a day or two in the hot Haiti sun, if it all sells, she may make a little profit with which she has to take care of the house.

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PHOTO: Ti Machan in Haiti with her hands on her face, life is hard

PHOTO: Ti Machan in Haiti with her hands on her face, life is hard

Life is not easy for a Ti Machann, the Haitian women who sell products on the sides of the streets, the products are so expensive these days less people buy from her.

How can she make ends meet when the products she buys to resell is so expensive while her customers have little money to buy from her?

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Ti Machann : The micro-business men and women of Haiti

Ti Machann : The micro-business men and women of Haiti

Haitians in general have a business mentality but they often lack the finances to start a decent business. So they start small, very small... A Ti Machann is in Haiti is the micro of micro-business owners.

Does the business of a Haitian ti Machann every really grow?

A ti machann in Haiti does not have a big inventory, she buy and sells her inventory. Often she consumes the profits and buys again with the "manman lajan" (the principal).

Haiti - Business : The Employee vs the Haiti - Business : The Employee vs the "Ti Machann"

Take a good look at this photo, one Haitian ti Machann has a blue mat on the floor selling tomatoes, the other ti Machann has more like a mobile business setup in a wheelbarrow. In it you will find all your cooking products like butter, tomato paste, condensed milk, sardines, ketchup, spaghetti, and a few spices.

Haitians lack respect for small business men and women who provide the services they need everyday Haitians lack respect for small business men and women who provide the services they need everyday

It's not much but it's better than staying at home doing nothing in a country that has almost nothing to offer its citizens.

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