HISTORY

WHATS SO FAR?


2016

We Trained 80 Entrepreneurs in Cap Haïtien

We hosted a business training to 80 men and women in Cap-Haïtien. 60 people earned certificates of completion. Women made up 50% of this group.  See our newsletter issue to learn more.


2015

We Trained Women Merchants in Gonaïve, Haiti

We hosted a three day workshop for women merchants in partnership with Partners for Change. The time we spent with them was profoundly fulfilling. View the video to hear from the women about the impact of the training. Also see our blog post to learn more.


2014

We Trained Women Artisans in La Gonàve, Haiti

We actively seek Haitian products to sell to raise funds for CHES. When we saw the lovely hand-painted scarves of the women of La Gonàve, we wanted to get our hands on them! They offered another opportunity to engage with them. They had just started-up their business, needed business education and asked us to help. We at CHES hosted a 3-day business workshop for these women entrepreneurs in La Gonàve, Haiti.


2013

We Financed Women Entrepreneurs to Launch a Food Warehouse in Limbe, Haiti

Starting in 2012, we at CHES worked with five women entrepreneurs on their business plan. It was a food warehouse that sells organic Haitian produce in Limbe, Northern Haiti called Pwodwi Lakay or PWOL (“Home-Grown Goods” in Kreyòl). Our work with PWOL culminated to CHES, fund-raising the start-up funds, traveling to Haiti to host business workshops and a promotional launch event in the warehouse. PWOL continues to exist today.


2011

We Consulted Pilate Farmers

In 2011, We at CHES  worked with an ex-pat who owns property in Pilate, Haiti close to the central plateau. We provided agricultural consulting services  where we provided recommendations for agri- opportunities. We also hosted trainings for our client’s employee farmers.


2010

We Participated in Earthquake Relief Efforts

When the opportunity arose for CHES to help beyond donating money during the tragic 2010 earthquake, we did. We learned that some earthquake victims were migrating from the capital to Limbe in Northern Haiti. CHES US and CHES Haiti worked together to collect, sort, ship and distribute over 200 boxes of relief goods.


2009

We Launched a Branch in Northern Haiti

We went to launched in Haiti with 10 volunteers forming CHES Haiti. This group was active until 2015. CHES Haiti now consists of only paid employees and no volunteers.


2008

CHES is Founded

In June 2008, we launched our work marked by an inaugural ceremony at Bentley College as well as a big fundraising concert with Les Freres Deronettes.

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