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Partners in

Haiti's Future

Partners in Haiti's Future

The Clinton Foundation works alongside the people of Haiti and in partnership with public, private, and philanthropic organizations to foster economic development in Haiti. Our full-cycle investing model addresses the entire value chain, recognizing that comprehensive engagement with holistic partnerships yields greater results than a single intervention at one point.
By facilitating high-level visits to Haiti from leaders in international business and philanthropy, strengthening investment opportunities, building new markets, and connecting partners along these value chains, the Foundation is helping ensure that partnerships of purpose bring sustainable growth to Haiti.
Our Mission

Haiti's Progress in Action

  • Welcome to Haiti

  • Agriculture

  • Education

  • Artisans

  • Economy

  • Future

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Our Projects and Partners

Coffee

Coffee

Haiti was once responsible for half of the world’s coffee production. The Clinton Foundation and partners are working to make Haitian coffee a global brand once more.

Bracelets

Arts and Handicrafts

Arts and handicrafts have the potential to spur economic development and job creation in Haiti. The Clinton Foundation and partners are working to support and revitalize this essential industry and bring Haiti's vibrant culture to the world.

Soap

Tourism

Haiti’s tourism sector has the potential to create jobs and grow the economy. The Clinton Foundation and partners are working to bring new investments and revitalize the country's tourism industry.

Limes

Agriculture

Haiti’s climate and soil are ideal for growing limes, a high-value commercial crop. The Clinton Foundation is bringing partners together to revitalize Haiti’s lime industry.


Coffee

Haiti was once responsible for half of the world’s coffee production. The Clinton Foundation and partners are working to make Haitian coffee a global brand once more.




Partners in Haiti's Coffee Sector

CLINTON FOUNDATION
Providing agricultural extension services and financial literacy training to farmers.
LA COLOMBE + THE LESLOIS SHAW FOUNDATION
Established the Haiti Coffee Academy, a 30-acre demonstration farm, coffee plant nursery, and training center.
FOUR SEASONS HOTELS & RESORTS
Began serving Haitian coffee in two locations in 2013.
TECHNOSERVE
Developed a nursery and nursery management training curriculum for the Haiti Coffee Academy.

In Our Partners’ Words

"We are in full throttle of a sustainable and profitable CSR model, supplying exquisite Haitian coffee to some of the most discriminating palettes in the US ... while directing the flow of funds to those most deserving ... the farmers."

Tobin Bickley, Chief Operating Officer, La Colombe



Coffee Investment Cycle

Farmer Training
A 30-acre demonstration farm, coffee plant nursery, and training center will help smallholder farmers develop quality products to meet growing international demand.
New Buyers
Purchase agreements between local farmers and international buyers will bring higher returns for their coffee crop and new sources of income.
Market Access
Haitian coffee is being served in La Colombe cafes, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and other new high-end markets.



OUR PARTNERSHIPS BY THE NUMBERS

$150,000 Clinton Foundation investment
30-acre demonstration farm, coffee plant nursery, and training center
300 coffee farmer families with access to training
150,000 lbs and counting of Haitian coffee exported by La Colombe to international markets

Arts and Handicrafts

Arts and handicrafts have the potential to spur economic development and job creation in Haiti. The Clinton Foundation and partners are working to support and revitalize this essential industry and bring Haiti's vibrant culture to the world.




Partners in Haiti's Artisan Sector

CLINTON FOUNDATION
Helped Papillon meet growing demand through new hires, capacity building for new and existing staff, and new materials and equipment.
PAPILLON ENTERPRISE
Provides stable, well-paid jobs and skills training to artisans in Port-au-Prince
DONNA KARAN'S URBAN ZEN
Purchases ecological artisanal products from Papillon and helps Haitian artisanal products reach new international markets.

In Our Partners’ Words

“Our goal of providing income for families is being realized as the artisans stories are emerging and confirming that they are now able to buy land, send their kids to school, and have enough food on the table each day.”

Shelley Clay, Founder and CEO, Papillon Enterprise


Arts and Handicrafts Investment Cycle

Job Creation
Papillon Enterprise is providing stable, well-paid jobs and important skills training to Haitian artisans.
Small Business Development
The Clinton Foundation has helped Papillon expand its operations, diversify its product lines, and meet growing demand.
Market Access
Papillon is selling its products to international clientele including Donna Karan's Urban Zen and West Elm.




OUR PARTNERSHIPS BY THE NUMBERS

300 artisan employees
$170,000+ in support provided by the Clinton Foundation
$15 per day wages, higher than average
$1.1 million estimated in sales in 2013

Tourism

Haiti’s tourism sector has the potential to create jobs and grow the economy. The Clinton Foundation and partners are working to bring new investments and revitalize the country's tourism industry.




Partners in Haiti's Tourism Sector

CLINTON FOUNDATION
Connected Marriott, a leading hospitality company, and Digicel, Haiti’s largest private investor, to build a global hospitality brand hotel in Haiti.
DIGICEL
Developed the hotel utilizing high environmental standards, including solar power and an on-site water treatment system.
MARRIOTT
Providing hospitality workforce training in order to create new jobs and ensure the hotel is almost exclusively Haitian- staffed.
AYITI NATIVES
Supplying locally made artisanal soaps to the new Marriott hotel.

In Our Partners’ Words

“Not only will this be a solution to the hotel accommodation issues in the city, it will also create 200 jobs, attract foreign direct investment, and communicate a positive outlook for the future of Haiti.”

Denis O’Brien, Group Chairman, Digicel



Tourism Investment Cycle

Anchor Investment
The Clinton Foundation helped facilitate an agreement for a $45 million global hospitality brand hotel by Digicel.
Job Creation
The Marriott/Digicel hotel will generate 200 new, stable, and competitively paid jobs in Port-au-Prince.
Workforce Training
A Marriott-led program will help Haitians fill jobs in the growing hospitality sector.
Local Reinvestment
Marriott and Digicel have committed to procure locally made artisanal and food and beverage products, from businesses like Ayiti Natives.


OUR PARTNERSHIPS BY THE NUMBERS

$45 million investment
200 new jobs created
1 megawatt being supplied by nearby solar installation
10+ local vendors currently providing goods and services

Agriculture

Haiti’s climate and soil are ideal for growing limes, a high-value commercial crop. The Clinton Foundation is bringing partners together to revitalize Haiti’s lime industry.




Partners in Haiti's Agriculture Sector

CLINTON FOUNDATION
Connected partners with long- standing commitment to Haiti's agricultural development.
SMALLHOLDER FARMERS ALLIANCE
Helping grow lime trees in its two existing farming cooperatives and through micro-nurseries.
ACCESO PEANUT ENTERPRISE CORPORATION S.A.
Planting lime tree seedlings in a nursery, for sale and distribution to Haitian farmers.
FIRMENICH
Committed to development of a long-term strategy to source lime oil from Haiti for use in flavors and fragrances.

In Our Partners’ Words

“In the 1980s, Firmenich sourced high quality lime oil from Haiti. Over time, the lime industry in Haiti disappeared. Now, more than 25 years later, it is exciting to partner with the Clinton Foundation in distributing lime seedlings to smallholder farmers in Haiti to re-launch this important and much needed crop. In addition to providing farmers with a cash generating crop, this project also provides environmental benefits in the reforestation of Haiti.”

David Shipman, President, North America, Firmenich



Agriculture Investment Cycle

Crop Revitalization
The Clinton Foundation is working with partners to revitalize high-quality lime production.
Farmer Training
Acceso Peanut Enterprise Corporation S.A. is providing training to farmers to help them grow products that meet international market standards.
New Buyers
Firmenich, a leading flavor and fragrances company, has committed to source the lime oil being grown by smallholder farmers.



OUR PARTNERSHIPS BY THE NUMBERS

200,000 lime tree seedlings will be planted in the coming year
7,000–10,000 farmers to be involved
$750 in estimated revenue per farmer per year at maturity




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