We had to tell you first about our plans to host a 100+ person training in Northern Haiti this Summer!

News & Updates
We're happy to release our first newsletter for 2016. We hope that your year has gotten off to a great start! Ours have and we are gearing into full swing! 
We're Going Back to Haiti This Summer! Want to Come?

We are excited to announce that we will be working in partnership with Projects for Haiti to offer business training to over 100 men and women in Northern Haiti. We began preparations in 2015 and we are anticipating another amazing experience serving and impacting the lives of others once again.

Support plays such a critical role in enabling us to deliver high quality service to the entrepreneurs we serve. We want you to join us.  Business experience is a plus! 

Don't worry. If you cannot join us on this trip but still want to support, you can do so by making a financial contribution on our website.  You can also donate American Airline miles. Contact us via email.
How do we at CHES know if we're really helping anyways?

These are exhilarating times! We are so proud of ourselves for coming this far on so little. When CHES first started out, we had little time, little experience, and no funding. However, we had a common vision and mission. We pooled our time, our expertise, and our funds to start. We grew the little that we had and we've done a great deal together with present and past volunteers and institutions that have given us their support.

Nonprofits must measure and evaluate (M&E) their services to assess their effectiveness and to justify their existence wherever they serve. We underwent a  rigorous evaluation of our services and came away with a lot of insights. We thought it would be great to share with you our M&E analysis of our work over the last few years.

Key Takeaways
  1. Our business training program has exceeded our expectations in terms of its impact. 88% of the content we taught women entrepreneurs in the training program are being utilized even 6 months to one year after our trainings. This has resulted in increased profitability for ALL of the businesswomen we served! All have reported to have either increased cost savings, increased sales or have succeeded to do both. They are also sharing their new gained knowledge with fellow We need to immediately scale this program.

  2. While the first seed funding case did not end desirably due to factors both within and outside of the control of the entrepreneurs and that of CHES, we learned a lot about how to redesign this program for more successful results with future entrepreneurs. We are already working with our lawyers on redesigning this service.

  3. The work we do in CHES requires highly skilled and dedicated staff and volunteers. CHES is now beyond the stage where we can survive on volunteer power alone. Recruiting the right talent and funding is key. What got us here isn't going to get us where we want to go. 
Come see us at our next open house!

We like to take any chance we get to put faces to the people that we talk to on phones, via emails and Facebook posts. We'd love to welcome you and answer any questions you might have. Of course we'll be sure to have delicious complimentary snacks and our demanded products available for purchase.

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Location: MIT Sloan School of Management, Executive Education Suite, 100 Main St., Cambridge, MA 02142
Time: 3 - 5 PM

Eventbrite - CHES Meet & Greet

Don't miss us in the Media!

In October 2015, MIT Sloan featured a profile on us! 

We will also be featured on the Devlopman Lakay radio show! 

Date: Sunday, March, 27
Location: 6 - 7 PM
To tune in: (712) 775-8293 (AudioNow) or SoundCloud online, via iTunes or GooglePlay!

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