Economy

Impoverished Haiti manufacturing its own Android tablet – The Times of India


Sandwiched between textile factories in a Port-au-Prince industrial park next to a slum, a Haitian-founded company has begun manufacturing the low-cost tablet called Surtab, a name closely resembling the Haitian Creole for “on the table.”

Unlike the factories next door where low-paid textile workers churn out cheap undergarments for the US market, Surtab workers are equipped with soldering irons, not sewing machines.

Dressed in sterile white work clothes, and a hair net, Sergine Brice is proud of her job. “I never imagined I could, one day, make a tablet by myself,” she said.

Unemployed for a year after losing her position in a phone company, Brice, 22, was not sure she had the skills when she took the job after Surtab opened last year. via – The Times of India

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