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SvenR
01-26-2015, 04:19 AM
Hey guys,

as stated in the title, I need your help with a project.

Not like that MC2 guy. I'm legitimately illegitimate.

In a business class iím taking, we are supposed to come up with a theoretical company or project. This company should only use organic materials and regenerate an abandoned region.

My idea evolves around tobacco. (no ****, huh?)

All Caribbean Islands are famous for their awesome tobacco leaves.
However nobody grows tobacco on Haiti, even though the climate would be perfect.

The company would buy land and train locals on how to grow tobacco and roll cigars, using the know-how from surrounding countries.

Since it would be nigh impossible to get any major investment, I would propose a type of sponsorship. You can fund an amount of farmland and you are then entitled to the cigars, made from the tobacco grown on that land.

Would a project like that interest you enough to spend money on it?

How much would you feel reasonable per square meter?

You would help me greatly, if you could answer those questions.
Thank you for your time.

SvenR

longknocker
01-26-2015, 04:50 AM
Let's See If I Have This Right. You Want Me To Send You (Someone I Don't Even Know) A Check To Start Up A Tobacco Farm In Haiti? Sure! How Much Do You Need? $1,000, $10,000, $100,000? ;)

Subvet642
01-26-2015, 05:26 AM
Let's See If I Have This Right. You Want Me To Send You (Someone I Don't Even Know) A Check To Start Up A Tobacco Farm In Haiti? Sure! How Much Do You Need? $1,000, $10,000, $100,000? ;)

I get the impression that's a theoretical question and not a solicitation. That being said, I would think that wouldn't work as that system would require that they produce puros. Puros are cigars in which all the tobacco used is from the same country; difficult to do well.

SvenR
01-26-2015, 05:41 AM
Yes, totally theoretical. I mean I'd take all your money if you dont mind, but I wont use it for that project. :)

shilala
01-26-2015, 06:14 AM
1.) Not likely. But I know how bad things are in Haiti.
The offering would be crazy cheap, so I'd consider it more of a fun thing like buying an acre on the moon.
2.) At 4,000ish square meters an acre, I think I'd pay about $.03 a sq meter.
That'd fetch you about $120 an acre for startup costs.
I figure you can get an acre in Haiti for a chicken and a broken hoe handle, so you'll have about a dollar an acre invested if you buy the chickens and broken hoe handles locally.

I think you have a pretty solid plan.
I'd give you an A if you can get 3 cents a sq meter out of people. :tu