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4 Emerging Startups of Haitian Influence You Should Know
Lists & Guides

4 Emerging Startups of Haitian Influence You Should Know

By Daniella Bien-Aime

Have you heard?

A Marriott has opened in Port-au-Prince and a Hilton isn’t far behind.

Announcements like this mark a change in Haiti’s business landscape that the Haitian Diaspora should be happy about. In the last few years, some of the bold business-minded members of the diaspora have taken matters into their own hands and started their own businesses.

These entrepreneurs understand that business creation is the best route to economic self-sustainability for the country. It is exciting to discover and report on these emerging businesses. As you look at the list you might say, well it’s only four businesses, but as these businesses succeed they will inspire others. Remember that, seven years ago, these business opportunities did not even exist, much less have an upscale supermarket carrying a product made in Haiti. The products from these companies are either created in Haiti or use materials from Haiti.

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7 Selections Summing Up Haitian History
Arts & Culture, Lists & Guides

7 Selections Summing Up Haitian History

By Tadia Toussaint

Haitian history has a uniquely tragic and colorful history. From the independence of the country from the French, to the devastating earthquake in 2010, these seven books give readers a glimpse into some of the major events shaping Haitian history.

9 Gifts For Your Valentine
Beauty & Style, Lists & Guides

9 Gifts For Your Valentine

By Melissa P. Bernier

Roses are red; violets are blue; sugar is sweet; what am I buying my boo?

Valentine’s Day – the most loved (or loathed) day of the year. Whether you have just started dating someone or you have been married for years, the question of what to get your beloved can be a tricky one. Have no fear…here are some suggestions on what to get your sweetheart to make your V-day the sweetest it can be. Did I mention that all of these gifts are made by Haitian-Americans!

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