February 21, 2015
Feb 21

UPDATED: MEDIA ADVISORY: President Clinton to visit Clinton Foundation projects in Haiti

Press Release

**Please note times for Tuesday’s events have changed.**

On Monday, February 23th and Tuesday, February 24th, President Bill Clinton will travel to Haiti.

President Clinton will visit Clinton Foundation projects that are supporting the development and growth of Haitian businesses in the agricultural, artisan, and tourism sectors. The Clinton Foundation works in Haiti to create sustainable economic growth and bring together producers, investors, and markets in a way that is socially, environmentally and economically impactful. Some of the projects President Clinton will see on this visit include agricultural sites where farmers are working cooperatively together, with better access to markets for their goods; a treatment center that was built by a CGI member to address the cholera epidemic in Haiti; and the Marriott Port au Prince, Haiti’s first internationally branded hotel, which worked with the Clinton Foundation to train local workers and source Haitian goods and services.

REMINDER: The Clinton Foundation will provide transportation to reporters for these site visits. If you have an interest in covering the events and taking our transportation, please reply to [email protected] with your name and outlet as soon as possible.

Seats are very limited. Requests will be accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

***Schedule for Planning Purposes Only***
***Subject to Change***

Monday, February 23th

12:45 PM EST
President Clinton visits Lime Nursery and Grafting Project

Central Plateau, Haiti

President Clinton will tour the nursery with members of Firmenich, the Clinton Guistra Enterprise Partnership Team, and the Smallholder Farmers Alliance. Farmers who will be beneficiaries of the project will also be on site.

2:30 PM EST
President Clinton visits Kreyol Essence Castor Oil Site

Central Plateau, Haiti

President Clinton will tour the site along with Yve-Car Momperousee, Founder of Kreyol Essence, a Haitian women owned and operated company and Louis Estiverne and Josaphat Fritz Jeanty, Co-Founders of CETPA, a Haitian agricultural cooperative. President Clinton will also view the castor oil production process and meet some of the cooperative members.

Tuesday, February 24th

9:45 AM EST
President Clinton visits Cholera Treatment Center

Port au Prince, Haiti

President Clinton will tour the site of the Cholera Treatment Center, which is yet to open, with builders and architects, as well as Dr. Bill Pape, Founder of Gheskio and other doctors and nurses from Gheskio, who will ultimately staff the center.

10:45 AM EST
President Clinton visits J/P Haiti Relief Organization (J/P HRO) Community Center and Urban Garden

Port au Prince, Haiti

President Clinton will tour the site along with Sean Penn and Gary Philoctete, the J/P HRO Country Director. J/P HRO supports residents in the marginalized, high-density Delmas 32 neighborhood of Port au Prince. The organization works to transition the surrounding areas affected by the earthquake to resilient, sustainable, and prosperous communities.

12:00 PM EST
Marriott/Digicel Opening and Ribbon Cutting

Marriott Hotel, Port au Prince, Haiti

President Clinton will take part in the opening of the Marriott/Digicel hotel in Port Au Prince. The Marriott Port au Prince will be Haiti’s first internationally branded hotel. The new hotel has incorporated many positive environmental features and has worked with the Clinton Foundation to ensure local procurement of goods and services.

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