Tuesday
Jul 28
2015
July 28, 2015

The Future of Haiti: In Her Hands

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This morning Chelsea Clinton and Donna Shalala, accompanied by a delegation, visited Caribbean Craft, a longtime partner of the Clinton Foundation. Based in Port-au-Prince, this business serves as a hub for more than 400 local artisans who repurpose recycled materials to create high-quality home décor and artisan products. In addition to providing hundreds of jobs to local artisans, the training received at this women-led business enables new entrepreneurs to learn job skills, scale their craft and learn from Magalie Dresse and fellow employees. Through our partnership model, we bridged talent with opportunity by introducing Caribbean Craft to Anthropologie, Urban Zen, West Elm and other retailers, each of whom source many of the beautiful home products.

Under the leadership of Caribbean Craft co-founder and President Magalie Dresse and alongside local Haitian and international partners, we have been able to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to create lasting impact in the lives of Haitian artisans and their families—recognition that our full-cycle investment model works. 

Watch Magalie talk about the importance of women in the workplace and her belief in the future of Haiti; a true testament to #ActionIsGreater.

 

Caribbean Craft's Magalie Dresse on the importance of women in the workplace