The RAISE Process

How We Do What We Do

It all begins with education! We believe that providing education and opportunities for personal and professional growth are foundational to developing communities to overcome poverty. RAISE Jamaica Ltd. provides remedial secondary education and vocational training through a collaborative effort with HEART. 

RAISE Jamaica Ltd. and HEART (a Jamaican Training and Human Resource Institution) currently provide students with certificate programs in nursing and landscaping, to be used within the local business sector, as well as agricultural practice and business training to be utilized in establishing their own micro-enterprise within RAISE. In addition to our partnership with HEART, RAISE Jamaica Ltd. also has a MOA with CASE (Jamaica's College of Agriculture, Science and Education) to provide consultation and resources for our agricultural enterprise owners. 

Below is the model used to develop sustainable micro-enterprise agricultural businesses with RAISE Jamaica Ltd.

1.  Initial Investment:  It all starts with a financial investment into RAISE through private individuals, churches, and organizations.  Those funds support our programs, and make it possible for us to partner with local farmers.  With that investment, we are able to do things like: 

2.  "Micro-enterprises"  are then formed.

3.  The Crops and Livestock go to MARKET.  

4.  Re-Investment.