Recently, BrandHaiti met with entrepreneur Alex Georges, one of the founders of a solar-energy startup called ENERSA. Mr. Georges, who enthusiastically drove and picked us up to conduct the interview at his office in Petion-Ville, was very excited to see that young people were so passionate about his native country, and was eager to discuss his business ventures. Before the earthquake, ENERSA was the fastest growing solar company in Haiti, with installments in over 50 municipalities in 10 departments. Even after the earthquake destroyed much of their new factory, recently built in 2007, Mr. Georges and his team managed to secure outside grants to rebuild, and are once again prospering. In addition to their domestic work, they are engaged in discussions with Senegal foster more jobs and expand their business to a new frontier.
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