Sometimes Haiti seems like a world away. I have traveled to this country nearly 10 times in the last 3 years, and I know it well... yet living this comfortable life in the US, so distant, makes is seem like something I remember in a dream, and can only make real from pictures and video. But it's very much real, and in constant turmoil.
If you have seen the news, or posts of those on the ground in Haiti, it has been a difficult year culminating in high tension, riots, protests, fires and death. I was recently shared the story of Haitian social entrepreneur Magalie Dresse's who run’s Carribean Craft. It’s amazing how she continues to find hope, even though her world is literally burning down around her.
The Allmade team met Magalie and toured Carribean Craft on our second trip to Haiti. She employed over 100 people with fair wage jobs. The place was a buzz of creativity and production. Find out more about what is going on in Haiti through the eyes of Magalie in this inside report and interview HERE.
Magalie showing the Allmade team what types of products they produce.
The Allmade team walking through the buildings of the Caribbean Craft complex, all of which are now burnt to the ground.
Ryan and Magalie after the tour on the terrace that is no longer there.