haiti coffee growers
Members of a coffee cooperative in Haiti tend to their product. One proposal in a business pitch competition is designed to assist coffee growers. Courtesy: Caribbrew

The Investor Tank pitch competition chose three winners on Nov. 9 during its final live-streamed event. Each of the winners will receive $150,000 to support their work in agribusiness, health and shelter.

CariBBrew won for agribusiness, H.O.P. E. — short for Haiti Outreach Pwoje Espwa — won in health, while Friends of Matènwa won in the shelter.

“The first thing we’re going to do is we’re going to be buying the land,” said Juliette Low Fleury, a former student of Matènwa Community Center. “[We] can build those terraces so that this land that we've deemed undesirable before will be fit for use so that people can start building their homes and their gardens on it."

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Juan B. Garcia

Juan B. Garcia graduated from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY with a master's degree in Spanish-language Journalism. He has a bachelor's degree in Spanish from Lehman College. His reporting has appeared in Telemundo, Mott Haven Herald and The Hunts Point Express. He has published a few short stories in Los Bárbaros. Any questions or tips, you can email him at juan@haitiantimes.com