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Social Enterprise Movement in Haiti

Last week Yve-Car Momperousse gathered her team to reflect on the fifth anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti — they remembered some of the failed development initiatives, but it was also a moment to celebrate the role the growing field of social enterprise is playing in improving lives and livelihoods in Haiti. A moment that fueled them to work harder.

“Social enterprise is really the future of Haiti and how we’re going to start to get the country back on track,” said Momperousse, CEO of Kreyol Essence, a social enterprise that hires farmers and producers, many of them women, to grow and make castor oil, which is then turned into beauty products sold in Haiti and exported to other markets.

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