first mile coalition

Ending child labor in the first mile of supply chains

 

Menelas borders Haiti’s largest landfill, where families rely on waste collection as a primary source of income and often face the difficult choice of involving children in this work in order to ensure the security and well-being of the family. These income generating opportunities are anchored by our sister company, Thread, who transforms waste from countries like Haiti into products people love.

Instead of eliminating the income generating opportunities desperately needed by the families, Thread has created a joint partnership with Work, Timberland, HP, and ACOP to address the issue of undignified child labor in the supply chain. We call this the First Mile Coalition (FMC).

As a partner, Work leads the efforts in providing services to the 300 Haitian children in the landfill with access to medical care, educational opportunities, safety workshops and supplies, and job training and placement in the future. Read our announcement on our blog.

Accompany a First Mile Coalition child with a monthly or one-time investment.

Jolince, a family member from Molea and current beneficiary of the First Mile Coalition. He's also one of our FMC Captains, a leader within his cohort.

Jolince, a family member from Molea and current beneficiary of the First Mile Coalition. He's also one of our FMC Captains, a leader within his cohort.

Lennet, one of our ACOP leaders, gives a thumbs up on a solid day of work buying and selling plastic bottles from local collectors. 

Lennet, one of our ACOP leaders, gives a thumbs up on a solid day of work buying and selling plastic bottles from local collectors.