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Teaching Innovative Skills to Create New Job Opportunities in the North of Haiti

On November 16, 2017, the USAID Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) Project awarded a partner contribution grant to Sri Lankan-owned and operated MAS Akansyèl S.A., located in the Caracol Industrial Park near Cap Haitian. Founded in April 2017, MAS Akansyèl S.A. is a subsidiary of Sri Lankan-owned MAS Holdings, a global apparel and […]

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Expanding Haitian Tea to New Markets

On November 11, 2017, the USAID Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) Project awarded a partner contribution grant to BèlZèb S.A. The grant will permit the lead firm to acquire new equipment to double their sales of tea products within the next year, expand the production and introduce their tea line to new markets […]

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Konsome Lokal Salon, a successful first edition

Event created to promote local products, the first edition of the Salon Konsome Lokal held at the Canne-Sucre Historical Park on December 2 and 3, 2017, was a success for organizers, exhibitors and visitors. Nearly 90 companies have enhanced the brilliance of this event with their products made in Haiti, very sought after. It was […]

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“Konsome Lokal”: Discovering homemade products and services

The first edition of Konsome Lokal was held on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3 at the Sugar Cane Historical Park. More than 80 exhibitors found the opportunity to present their various products to a diverse audience. Food, bags, pottery, jewelry and also music, all with a touch of local or, better, national, confirmed […]

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Konsome Lokal, une vitrine pour les produits locaux

Last December 2 and 3, Konsome Lokal invited producers and curious people to discover for the grand premiere of its show whose mission is: to enable participants to rub shoulders with local products and foster the emergence of a relationship trust between the products presented and the consumers. In summary, Konsome Lokal is committed to promoting […]

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Meet Some of the Inspiring Women Business Owners Who are Driving Change in Haiti

Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day and learn about some truly inspiring women entrepreneurs in Haiti that we are working with: View story at Medium.com

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Measuring Job Impacts in the Haitian Apparel Sector

At the end of 2016 about 65,892 jobs in Haiti were linked in some way to the apparel manufacturing sector, either directly with manufacturers, indirectly with companies in the supply chain that provide materials and services, or in the broader community as workers spend their wages. The apparel industry accounts for over 90% of Haiti’s […]

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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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Harvesting Hope and Prosperity in Haiti

The USAID LEVE project is assisting Haitian social enterprise Caribbean Harvest to facilitate a more productive and inclusive value chain that will contribute to broad-based economic growth and job creation. Caribbean Harvest’s overarching goal is to double its tilapia production, from 2.5 to 5 million pounds, to support farming families’ incomes and nutrition. 3.6 million […]

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Haiti’s textile sector is on the roll

The Haitian government is sending signals to the textile sector, the sector that currently employs the most people in the country. In the space of 24 hours, Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant met with representatives of the Haitian textile sector. The Minister of Finance, accompanied by the Director General of Customs, visited the factories of […]

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