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When Yve-Car Momperousse and Stéphane Jean-Baptiste met through mutual friends at the National Haitian Student Alliance convention, their friendship blossomed into a romantic, business relationship over a mutual passion – Haiti.
Dedicated to giving back to the Haitian community through social change, a hair catastrophe that Momperousse experienced in 2008 is what unknowingly helped catapult her efforts in not only bringing social change, but also economic growth, to Haiti.
Preparing for an event, Momperousse wanted to try a new look with her hair, and went to the hairdresser to get her natural tresses straightened. The next day, while washing her hair, Momperousse realized that her hair was not returning to its natural state, and came to the conclusion that she had experienced heat damage.