Entrepreneur Beverly Malbranche wants to help revive Haiti’s coffee-bean cultivation. Yet, the Newark, New Jersey resident said, she knows too well the challenges of financing her three-year-old socially conscious business.
“Usually, you go to the banks, and they [charge] you interest,” said Malbranche, founder and CEO of coffee retailer CariBBrew. “When you try to get funds from venture capital or an angel investor, or even a social impact fund, they consider the risks of doing business in Haiti much higher than other places.”
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