The Clinton Foundation brings together partners of diverse perspectives and resources to address and solve critical issues affecting individuals and communities. By applying cross-sector models, along with our partners, we are able to tackle many of our global challenges including: addressing the effects of climate change, increasing opportunities for girls and women, improving health and wellness, and driving economic development and sustainability.
In Haiti, we maintain this approach by identifying critical linkages, working alongside many unique partners, and developing programs that are making an impact in Port-au-Prince and the rural Central Plateau region. We have been able to connect small businesses like Papillon Enterprise to international retailers. Today, they have diversified their business and now employ over 300 artisans.
Through a Clinton Foundation investment, Papillion was able to purchase new equipment (like kilns) that allowed them to produce clay beads and other ceramic products instead of importing from China. Many of these new products are now being sold to West Elm through a new partnership facilitated by the Clinton Foundation. The kilns, however, require significant energy and were increasing Papillion's operating costs so through another unique partnership we were able to have NRG provide a roof-top solar system to power the kilns and most of Papillion’s operations with renewable energy. This is just one example of our full-cycle investment model and it’s an approach the Foundation applies to achieve the greatest impact. In all of our work, the Foundation serves as an important catalyst and implementer to ensure lives and communities are improved.
Generating sustainable results such as these requires action. Alongside our partners in Haiti and abroad we are able to provide innovative solutions. Proving that #actionisgreater.