Women at Work: Meet some of the inspiring women business owners who are driving change in Haiti

RTI | Int'l Dev
Mar 7, 2018 · 6 min read
Isabelle Laguerre Mevs, the founder and CEO of Haiti’s Star Industries S.A. (SISA), built her successful food processing company from the ground up. With support and business development services provided through the USAID/Haiti LEVE Project, she’s been able to improve her business practices, increase production and hire more workers. Photo Credit: Patrick Adams/RTI International.

A Sweet Success

Stephanie Cius Zamis is the founder and CEO of Délices Tropicales, a food processing company in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti. Through training and a cost-shared grant provided through the USAID/Haiti LEVE Project, she’s creating more jobs and more opportunities for the smallholder farmers who supply raw materials for her products. Photo Credit: Patrick Adams/RTI International.
An employee at Délices Tropicales roasts corn and peanuts, the main ingredients in Chanm Chanm, a popular local dessert. Photo Credit: Patrick Adams/RTI International.

A Star is (Re)born

Haiti’s Star Industries S.A. (SISA) was able to ramp up production with improved cold storage of fruit and frozen fruit pulp, thanks to a cost-shared grant from the USAID/Haiti LEVE Project. Photo Credit: Patrick Adams/RTI International.

A Beautiful Commitment to Social Good

An employee at woman-owned Ayiti Natives sorts moringa seeds sourced from local farmers, which will be used to produce beauty products. Photo Credit: Patrick Adams/RTI International.
USAID/Haiti LEVE’s assistance and business support services to Ayiti Natives has helped the company increase sales from US$35,000 to US$500,000 in the first year alone. Photo Credit: Patrick Adams/RTI International.

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