Haiti is exciting, scenic, and memorable. It stands apart as an independent and progressive Black nation that harmoniously blends the cultures, traditions, and beauties of the Old World and New. The Caribbean country experienced a devasting earthquake in 2010 that left many people dead, injured and displaced, and a great deal of property and land destroyed. CEO and co-founder Yve Car Momperousse created Kreyol Essence in 2014, with the goal of providing jobs and revenue that would help Haiti’s people and economy rebound from this catastrophe.
“I had a vision to stimulate economic activity in Haiti, but it was clear that the Haitian community needed help and emergency care, and so I thought of taking the activist route,” she said.
“Then my mom said to me, ‘Now more than ever, our people will need jobs and a way to be self-sufficient. When the donations stop, how will the country survive?’ This question fueled me to create Kreyol Essence and contribute long-lasting help.”