Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs & Businesses – Dr. Marie Marcelle B. Racine

Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs & Businesses: Professor of French and Linguistics Dr. Marie Marcelle B. Racine is professor of French and Linguistics at the University of the District of Columbia. She has served the University on numerous committees and in various administrative capacities, including Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages, and Associate Dean and Acting…

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Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs & Businesses – Edouard Carrié

Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs & Businesses: Edouard Carrié: Entrepreneur & Founder of ECSSA Edouard Carrié, a Haitian entrepreneur, is taking steps to simultaneously address the issues of sanitation and employment. The 25-year-old created the recycling business, Environmental Cleaning Solutions S.A. (ECSSA), in 2010, as a way to not only keep the streets, canals and vacant lots…

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Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs & Businesses – Kethia Clairvoyant

Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs & Businesses: Kethia Clairvoyant: Personal Trainer, Fitness Coach and Public Speaker Originally from Haiti, Kethia grew up in Boca Raton, FL and ventured to D.C. in 1996 to attend Georgetown University. She developed an appreciation for mind-body-centered fitness in 2002 when she became an ashtanga yoga practitioner, practicing five days a week.…

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Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs & Businesses – Dayanne Danier

Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs & Businesses: Dayanne Danier: Fashion Designer for Bien Abyé Dayanne Danier is the fashion designer behind the women’s contemporary ready to wear brand called Bien Abyé. The collection is a combination of French style with a Creole essence. The brand specializes in tailored silhouettes with unique feminine twists and strong attention to…

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Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs & Businesses – Ernst Valery

Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs & Businesses: Ernst Valery, owner of Milk & Honey Baltimore and Ernst Valery Investments Corp. Shortly before the U.S. economic recession, Ernst Valery’s investment firm bought a decaying commercial office building in downtown Baltimore and converted it to 96-unit apartment building. When the economy contracted, Valery, originally from Port-Au-Prince, found it challenging…

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Discover Haiti’s Summer Interns – Yolanda Richard

Discover Haiti’s Summer Interns: Yolanda Richard, Black Religion in the African Diaspora, Yale University Yolanda Richard is currently interning in the Embassy’s Political Affairs Department. As a Haitian-American woman she aspires to develop her knowledge of Haiti and the diplomatic relationship between Haiti and the United States. She graduated from the University of Miami with…

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Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs & Businesses – Nellie’s Corner

Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs & Businesses: Nellie’s Corner, Independent Floral Designer Nellie Cassagnol Goen was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and has worked as a floral designer for over 20 years. She has been able to combine her passion for flowers and her talent in floral design into creative beauty. Every Tuesday, Nellie makes live floral arrangements…

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Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs & Businesses – Chef Stephan Durand

Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs & Businesses: Chef Stephan Durand, owner of Port-au-Prince-based Culinary by Design Chef Stephan Durand shares Haitian culture one bite at a time. “I try to share my culture and my experience through cooking,” said Chef Stephan, who has won several awards for his Haitian paella. “I share my passion for Haiti and…

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Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs & Businesses – Aliette Nelson

Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs & Businesses: Aliette Nelson, owner of Positivite in Torbeck, Haiti In 2006 with 50 gourdes—a little more than $1—Aliette Nelson started her business, Positivite. She began selling her pies on the streets. Now, she has a bakery along with 100 full- and part-time employees in the Haitian town of Torbeck. She counts…

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Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs & Businesses – Yve-Car Momperousse

Discover Haiti’s Entrepreneurs & Businesses: Yve-Car Momperousse Founder of Haitian Company Kreyol Essence Yve-Car Momperousse is the founder of Kreyol Essence, a wellness-based company established in 2009, specializing in organic personal care products made from ingredients cultivated and manufactured in Haiti. The company’s signature product is Palma Christi: Haitian Black Castor Oil. The creation of…

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