Solution Overview & Team Lead Details

Our Organization


What is the name of your solution?


Provide a one-line summary of your solution.

Help the Haitian diaspora annual 3.5 billion dollars remittances become more impactful in solving Haiti urgent problem

What specific problem are you solving?

Many youths by age 15 are now joining gangs and developing bad habits in many underserved communities in Haiti. The most vulnerable age group is 16 to 20 which represent 5% of the population. One of the main reasons behind these poor choices is the very limited employment alternatives and  available opportunities for these 550K youths and their parents. 

In weekly reflection circle with the seyouth about why kids join gang; they explained the situation through a Haitian proverb "Sak vid pa kanpe" translated as empty sack can’t stand on its own. This was crucial to understand that the real problem is employment opportunity. 

With the political instability in the country, international investers have no desire to risk their money in Haiti. However, there is a flow of cash coming through the haitian diaspora remittances that could change the situation if better organized to provide stronger impact creating alternative jobs in ecosystems preservations.

What is your solution?

To block this spiral of gang proliferation, Haitians in the Diaspora are solicited to contribute to a Job Impact Fund managed by a digital application name Job Power . 

Job Power app will allow youth in Haiti to apply for available community task in agriculture, environmental protection and civic action that one Haitian in the diaspora will choose to recruit and pay. 

The app will be supported by a network of small  franchises spread all over Haiti to assist at-risk youth to acquire appropriate job readiness and agroecology vocational skills as apprenticeship opportunity within  their communities.   

A committee of entrepreneur experts assists the local small business owners to run the businesses sustainably and continue to create jobs that have environmental and social impact with an hourly compensation rate of one dollar.     

Who does your solution serve, and in what ways will the solution impact their lives?

This new opportunity of these ecosystems part time jobs will change the pathway for 550K youths age 16 to 20. Through this youth employment services, these youths have now alternative options for choosing between reliable opportunities and others that can lead to trouble. Several other programs have trained youth in skills that are not adapted to the Haiti context. This promising sector is an easy way to empower marginalized youth to contribute to aspects of sustainability related to the environment, the economy and the culture of the country.

How are you and your team well-positioned to deliver this solution?

Since the 2010 earthquake SAKALA has developed several apprenticeship programs in partnership with world renown organizations, such as International Labor Organization, UNICEF, CONCERN WORLDWIDE, the US Embassy, Moringa for Love, CRS and more. 

SAKALA has an extensive collaboration history with community organizations all around Haiti. SAKALA has been established as a youth group program that develops partnership with other groups in many other field of intervention.   

Through the long history of apprenticeship program, SAKALA works with a network of agronomists and agriculture technicians suitable for follow-up support to the businesses and apprenticese. 

SAKALA through this program will be the largest online training platform for agroecology techniques that could become part of school curriculum.

Which dimension of the Challenge does your solution most closely address?

Make it easier and more affordable for individuals and MSMEs to make investments and transfer payments, across geographies and across different types of platforms

In what city, town, or region is your solution team headquartered?


In what country is your solution team headquartered?

  • Haiti

What is your solution’s stage of development?

Pilot: An organization testing a product, service, or business model with a small number of users

How many people does your solution currently serve?


Why are you applying to Solve?

The software application is what can make it easy for the Haitian diaspora to monitor the additional impact of their remittance. This is the technical support that will help our initiative make a huge difference. Getting in touch with an app developper will insure trust and transparency among the Haitian diaspora and the youths applying for the tasks in Haiti

In which of the following areas do you most need partners or support?

  • Technology (e.g. software or hardware, web development/design)

Who is the Team Lead for your solution?

Daniel Tillias

More About Your Solution

What makes your solution innovative?

The haitian diaspora is providing the fund not international aid that is neer sustainable

What are your impact goals for the next year and the next five years, and how will you achieve them?

●      Thousands of youth receive job readiness and basic vocational education

●      Thousands of youth receive a payment every month

●      Hundreds of franchises are established in marginalized communities

●      Million of trees are planted

●      Hundreds of tons of trash collected from streets 

●      Hundreds of schools are using the job readiness curriculum and vocational training

●      Hundreds of acres of empty land become productive agroforestry plots

●      Hundreds of business owners receive management training


Which of the UN Sustainable Development Goals does your solution address?

  • 1. No Poverty
  • 2. Zero Hunger
  • 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • 13. Climate Action
  • 16. Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

How are you measuring your progress toward your impact goals?

There will be these set metrics to track as indicators. They will be monitored through these instruments. 

Number of juniors  applying for the apprenticeship program

Internal records

Number of new vocabulary skills certifications

Internal records

Number of hours of jobs delivered

Automated tools

Agriculture area covered with new farm

Secondary information

Number of trees planted 

Automated tools

Amount of trash removed from street

Internal records

School performance for juniors attending the program


Percentage of juniors with jobs who graduate high school 

Secondary information

Percentage of youth who graduate high school who stay in the country


Number of high school graduates going to agriculture school after high school

         Internal records

Perception of the quality of the community

Focus group

 Percentage of school retention after 9th grade

Secondary information

 Number of new businesses develop in communities

Secondary information and semi structured survey

What is your theory of change?

If the youth in Haiti have access to job they will not joinn gang

Describe the core technology that powers your solution.

The job Power application software

Which of the following categories best describes your solution?

A new business model or process that relies on technology to be successful

Please select the technologies currently used in your solution:

  • Software and Mobile Applications
Your Team

What type of organization is your solution team?


How many people work on your solution team?


How long have you been working on your solution?

6 months

What is your approach to incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusivity into your work?

need help with this from MIT

Your Business Model & Funding

What is your business model?

I do not have one yet

Do you primarily provide products or services directly to individuals, to other organizations, or to the government?

Individual consumers or stakeholders (B2C)

What is your plan for becoming financially sustainable?

geeting fees from the wire transfer

Share some examples of how your plan to achieve financial sustainability has been successful so far.

Not yet

Solution Team

  • Daniel Tillias leader, co-founder of SAKALA community center , SAKALA community center in Cité Soleil, Haiti
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