Partners in

Haiti's Future


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.

Our Mission

Haiti's Progress in Action

  • Welcome to Haiti

  • Agriculture

  • Education

  • Artisans

  • Economy

  • Future

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Our Partnerships in Action


Caribbean Craft

In Haiti, we work with our partners to promote sustainable economic development and job creation, with a focus on women-led businesses.


Papillon Enterprise

The importance of a good, long-term job cannot be overestimated. Small businesses in Haiti face many challenges, but Papillon Enterprises has shown that it is possible to succeed and make a powerful impact.


KreyÒl Essence / CETPA

Castor oil, a traditional beauty product now embraced worldwide, is the leading product developed by Kreyòl Essence and the CETPA farming cooperative through a unique sustainable agricultural business model.


Acceso Peanut Enterprise

In Haiti, we are combining the best of non-profit and for-profit approaches to create new enterprises that capitalize market opportunities to generate social impact and financial returns.

Caribbean Craft

The Clinton Foundation has supported Caribbean Craft’s continued growth by facilitating partnerships with new retailers, buyers and suppliers. Today, they are selling their beautiful handcrafted artisan work on the international market to companies with like West Elm, Home Goods, and Urban Zen which we’ve helped them partner with.

In Our Partners’ Words

"We believe that families are stronger when women are also earning a living."

Magalie Dresse, Owner, Caribbean Craft


400 artisan employees
$13.50 wages per day, higher than average
37 artisans received literacy training

Papillon Enterprise

Papillon Enterprise was founded in 2008 to give parents a chance to earn an income and provide health care for their children. In 2013, the Clinton Foundation provided a grant to Papillon Enterprise to enable them to expand their business. The grant covered capacity building, new staff, and new materials and equipment that have enabled Papillon Enterprise to meet the growing demand for their products and to provide stable, well-paid jobs for 300 artisans in the Delmas community. Their products are now featured by retailers like West Elm, Breuniger, and Chan Luu.

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


300+ artisan employees
$170,000+ in support provided by the Clinton Foundation
$1.1 million estimated in sales in 2013

KreyÒl Essence / CETPA

Kreyòl Essence, a Haitian agribusiness, develops eco-luxury beauty products in Haiti using castor oil – a natural solution for healthy hair and skin – and other premium ingredients. The Clinton Foundation invested in Kreyòl Essence and the farming cooperative CETPA to help mechanize their operations in refining the castor oil. As a result, they have scaled up production while also improving the working conditions of their employees. And now, with an increased interest in castor oil from both Haitian and international buyers, we continue to support Kreyòl Essence and CETPA to ensure they are able to meet growing demands.

In Our Partners’ Words

“My grandmother used to use [castor] oil to comb her hair, but we did not know it was so valuable that it could develop a whole community.”

Josephat "Fritz" Jeanty, CETPA Agricultural Coorperative


$58,000 Clinton Foundation investment
50+ employees
55,000 castor trees to be planted by Kreyòl Essence and CETPA

Acceso Peanut Enterprise

Haiti's climate and soil are ideal for growing high-value commercial crops, including peanuts. Together with our partners, the Clinton Foundation, through the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, is helping to unlock the full potential of these assets by developing sustainable land-use practices that maximize economic and social benefits for generations to come.

In Our Partners’ Words

“Haitian peanut farmers have been on their own for a long time now, meaning little to no access to inputs, services, or profitable markets to sell their peanuts into. We're stepping in to make these peanut-focused inputs and credit available in their communities via our network of depots, paired with training and follow up to make sure farmers use these products correctly and run their farms more like businesses.”

Robert Johnson, the General Manager of the Acceso Peanut Enterprise Corporation


$1.25 million invested
5 depots built to serve 200-400 farmers
1,000 farmers trained in year one
120MT of peanuts (in-shell) purchased from over 600 farmers

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