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Local Haitian Organization Helps Expand Country’s Sorghum Value Chain

The USAID Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement Project (LEVE) is helping to nurture the high-performing local organization, Papyrus S.A., to enable it to grow its business, and enter the challenging world of direct USAID funding. Today, Papyrus S.A. manages a six-year Brasserie Nationale d’Haiti (BRANA)/Heineken-led project, jointly funded by USAID-Haiti and the Inter-American Development […]

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USAID: Creating Jobs to Create a Brighter Future

The USAID Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) Project and USAID Haiti are working to facilitate more productive and inclusive value chains that will contribute to broad-based economic growth and create jobs.   Haiti’s garment sector accounts for 90% of Haiti’s total exports and is the country’s second foreign exchange earner after remittances. The sector employs […]

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USAID LEVE SMALL DESIGNERS: Expanding to New Markets & Changing the Image of Haiti

The USAID Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) Project is assisting small designers D.O.T., MeJeanne Couture, Sandilou, Simbi, Women of Milot and Your Size expand to new markets and create employment in Haiti. Their work has a significant impact on the fashion and design value chain, but most importantly it is helping to change perceptions […]

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Moulin Nan Notè : Modernizing the Production of Haitian Parboiled Rice

USAID LEVE is assisting Moulin Nan Notè with procuring a modern and efficient parboiling plant to increase production capacity, which in turn would allow the firm to procure more locally produced rice. USAID LEVE provided the funding to procure a custom-built parboiling plant and solar system (to reduce energy needs). Here is a glimpse of […]

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USAID LEVE Presents: Your Size

The USAID Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) Project is assisting Your Size improve production capacity to increase sales growth. Your Size is a design firm specializing in high-end tailoring and the production of uniforms for the local Port-au-Prince market. Its unique pieces are conceived, designed, cut, and handcrafted in Haiti, by local employees […]

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Haiti’s Olympiad Competition – Celebrating Vocational Skills

On November 11 and 12, the second edition of the vocational skills competition – Olympiades des Métiers 2017 – was held at Quisqueya University. This year’s event was sponsored by the national order of engineers and architects (CNIAH), along with support from the Haiti national institute of vocational training (INFP), and USAID’s Local Enterprise and […]

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DIY Network & Skills USA’s Kayleen McCabe Visits Vocational Schools in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Our Second Skills Competiton special guest Kayleen McCabe visits vocational schools J.B. Damier, Centre de Technologie Moderne d’Haiti (CETEMOH), Ecole Professionnelle Saint-Joseph Artisan (EPSJA) and Canado Technique in the capital city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti to promote trades and the Second Skills Competition in Haiti. J.B. Damier Centre de Technologie Moderne d’Haiti (CETEMOH) Ecole Professionnelle Saint-Joseph Artisan (EPSJA) […]

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Kayleen McCabe visits vocational schools in Cap-Haitien

Our special guest Kayleen McCabe visits vocational schools Ecole Professionnelle du Cap-Haitien (EPCH), Ecole Professionnelle Saint-Esprit (EPSE) and Fondation Vincent (FV) in the city of Cap-Haitian in Haiti’s Northern Department to promote trades and the Second Skills Competition in Haiti. Ecole Professionnelle du Cap-Haitien (EPCH)   Ecole Professionnelle Saint-Esprit (EPSE) Fondation Vincent (FV)

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DIY Network & Skills USA’s Kayleen McCabe Visits Haiti’s Construction Sector Firms and Stakeholders

Kayleen McCabe, licensed contractor, key member of Skills USA and speaker at World Skills in 2016, and world famous TV star of DIY Network’s “Rescue Renovation”. meets with lead firms and stakeholders in Haiti’s Construction Sector to discuss the importance of trade professionals, the demands of the market and their roles in supporting the Second […]

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USAID LEVE Presents: WOMEN OF MILOT

The USAID Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) Project is assisting Women of Milot improve production capacity to increase sales growth. Women of Milot Entrepreneurial Network (W.O.M.E.N.) is a women-led knitting co-op in Northern Haiti producing knitted product lines: aprons, pot holders, tote bags and more. Women of Milot provides training and materials to […]

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