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Celebrating the Legacy

The USAID Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) project is coming to an end after almost five-and-a-half years of operation. LEVE provided support to more than 65 Haitian firms and organizations in the construction, agribusiness and textile and apparel sectors. This support included technical assistance, business coaching, internal capacity development and a small grants […]

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Strengthening the Value Chains

When Isabelle Laguerre Mevs from Stars Industries S.A. started to produce a line of fruit yogurts, she was making her own jams. Thanks to the training sessions and networking opportunities organized by LEVE, she was able to meet and exchange with other entrepreneurs and is now purchasing her jam directly from Délices Tropicales, another woman-owned […]

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Encouraging Innovation and Building Export Capacity in the Apparel Value Chain

On March 29, 2019, the USAID Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) project awarded a partner contribution grant of US$28,900 to Atelier Calla, a small designer in Port-au-Prince specializing in the production of jewelry and home decorative items made from cattle horn, wood and bone. Atelier Calla was created in 2006 by Christelle Chignard-Paul […]

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Helping Coffee Production in Haiti

On March 01 2019, USAID’s Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) Project awarded Café Lux a partner contribution grant of $80,000 USD to co-finance the purchase of coffee beans and equipment for de-husking and roasting. Café Lux is a newcomer led by a young entrepreneur, Rémy Telfils, whose mission is to promote coffee from […]

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Strengthening Haitian companies through business coaching

USAID LEVE, in partnership with Papyrus SA, is assisting Haitian entrepreneurs to improve the sustainability of their companies by providing them with a business coach. Discover the stories of some of the business owners who benefited from these coaching sessions, and the substantial results they are seeing for their companies and for themselves as entrepreneurs. […]

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Improving production skills and capacity in the apparel value chain

On February 26, 2019, the USAID Local Entreprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) Project awarded a partner contribution grant of $38,910.50 to Tisaksuk, a manufacturer and retailer of arts and crafts based in Port-au-Prince. Launched in 2015, Tisaksuk is a woman-owned business who offers a large variety of hand-made products, from clothing, home décor, to […]

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IMPROVING GRAIN STORAGE CAPACITY

On February 22, 2019, USAID’s Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) Project awarded the Cereplus Group a partner contribution grant of $46,400 to co-finance their storage capacity as well the acquisition of a solar energy system. Cereplus Group is a small grain trader located in Petit Goâve which buys grain at harvest from small […]

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Modernizing the Marketing of Haitian Grapes

On February 22, 2019, USAID’s Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) Project awarded Le Vieux Chardo a partner contribution grant of $65,000 USD to co-finance the transportation and packing of their grape harvest, as well as a solar energy system. Le Vieux Chardo produces and markets grapes in Chardonnières in the South of Haiti. […]

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Strengthening Haiti’s Small Designers Through Capacity Development, Business Coaching and Grant Funding

On February 20, 2019, the USAID Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) project awarded a partner Contribution grant of $39,370 to Créations Dorées, a firm specializing in the production and sales of women’s accessories. Located in Port-au-Prince, Créations Dorées is a woman-owned sole proprietorship created in 2011 producing and selling sandals, jewelry and bags […]

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Supporting Job Creation in the Export of Handicrafts

On February 20, 2019, the USAID Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) Project awarded a partner contribution grant of $25,000 to Caribbean Craft S.A., a manufacturer and exporter Haitian arts & crafts located in Port-au-Prince. Caribbean Craft has been exporting crafts from Haiti for 18 years.  Their product line includes home décor accessories, using […]

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