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.

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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