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KILTI The Real Estate Issue

May 2018

2018 Must Have Artisanal Finds. Get the hottest Haitian crafts today!

The spirit of exploration.

New routes will now lead to Cap-HaĂŻtien.

Kanaval 2018 was a hit, and we have the pictures to prove it.

Haiti Is Making Money Moves in Agriculture!

Kilti gives you the breakdown.


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EDITORIAL EDITOR IN CHIEF Daschielle Louis

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Contents 2018 Kanaval Highlights................................................................................... 26–27 A New Side Of Haiti With Spirit..................................................................... 14–15 Fabrice Tardieu..................................................................................................... 24–25 Haiti Communitaire Is Growing!......................................................................... 8–9 Investing in Haiti’s Agriculture....................................................................... 12–13 Letter From The Editor................................................................................................ 7 Real Estate Listings............................................................................................. 16–23 Table of Contents.......................................................................................................... 6 The Artisans of Haiti........................................................................................... 10–11

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Letter From The Editor Flipping through the pages of this book will enlighten you, teach you something so refreshingly innocent that you wonder why you hadn’t learned it prior to sifting through these very pages. Every author in this book has never published a book, and probably never though they would have their work featured in one, but through the course of two months, we were able to make that happen. This book has allowed sixteen Ghanaian students to experience the process of creating a tangible learning tool that will follow them I would like to thank the students for allowing me to infiltrate their minds, helping them uncover the intelligence and talent that was waiting to be unleashed. Thanks again to headmaster Kwame, and codirector Renee Farwell for allowing me to not

only volunteer at the school, but also to teach a creative program that truly nourished the minds of everyone involved. Thanks to the teachers that stuck around afterschool to support the program, and especially bring some of the topics into the curriculum. Thanks to everyone involved in giving me the opportunity to travel abroad and inspire these students. Above all, thank you to the students, and the donors that support them. Without you all, this collection of short stories and poems would not be possible. I hope that everyone remains blessed, and we all continue to support the growing minds of tomorrow’s leaders. Please read through this book in good faith of today’s youth, and enjoy the lessons, morals, and humor lingering between the pages.

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Hait Communitere is based on the idea that communities are not passively waiting for outsiders to come and help. We believe that communities are actively constructing their own futures. That’s why we do not “intervene” in communities but, instead, provide a space where communities can realize their own plans and choose from a variety of tools and models that we help make available for them. The process by which we approach our engagement with communities is as important as and is an integral part of the final product we deliver. A project that creates something apparently beautiful without any community engagement is less sustainable and more fragile than a project with a lot of community engagement. Haiti Communitere strives to serve as a support system and resource center for local communities, social entrepreneurs and development groups. The projects come from our partners and we facilitate these projects through access to resources, people and ideas. By doing this, we help to reduce overhead for organizations and businesses and lower barriers for the local community. We are growing our Resource Center in Portau-Prince to provide a true traveler’s homebase! With funds raised here, we will expand and develop our guesthouse facilities to create a place where travelers – both humanitarian and recreational – can come see, enjoy and immerse themselves in the beauty, culture and adventure of Haiti.

Haiti Communitere is a local organization registered in Haiti with a Haitian board of directors. We are based in Port-au -Prince near the airport making our base an ideal location for partners (particularly from Cite Soleil) and international organizations.

When you donate to Haiti Communitere, you’ll be supporting grassroots community initiatives, engaging with dynamic people committed to making our world a better place, and promoting a view of this beautiful country that you just don’t see in the mainstream media. And if you choose one of our perks that includes a visit (please do!), expect to fall in love with Haiti ... come see for yourself!

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The Artisans of Haiti Haiti Design Co

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They try to provide an educational opportunity for their workers each month, so that they can receive training to be motivated to apply some helpful skills to their lives. 1. Mini Mia Leather Pouch $22 2. Pinnapple Horn Bowl $16

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remodelista.com A new housewares line with a strong connection to Haiti, Fait La Force offers up lovely, islandinflected quilts, baskets and bowls. 3. Serant Banana + Palm Leaf Baskets $98R + $148L 4. Wally the Whale $25

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Founded by an entrepreneurial husband-andwife team in 1990, this papier-mâchÊ workshop is dedicated to creating sustainable jobs in Haiti through innovative design. 5. Martini Side Table- Metallics $159 6. Papier- Mache Wave Side Table $199 7. Myoes C-Side Table $249 8. Michelange Giraffe $59 9. Boss The Bull $155 10. Paper Mache Owl $59.90

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as key for rural local development, thus opening up new business opportunities in both production and processing for domestic and export markets. The CFI works in close collaboration with the Unité de Promotion de l’Investissement Privé dans le ecteur Agricole (Unit for the Promotion of Investment in the Agricultural Sector - UPISA) within the Ministry of Agriculture to provide relevant technical information and support to investors interested in engaging in agriculture and agribusiness in Haiti. In addition to bananas, cocoa, coffee, mangos, and sisal, which are highlighted in more detail below, priorities for private investment include: • Sugar cane and derivative products; • Roots and tubers; • Cereals (maize, sorghum, rice); • Garden produce such as pigeon peas, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, aubergines, and okra; • Fruits such as avocados, citrus fruits, cashews, tamarinds, and coconuts; • Beekeeping; • Chickens (with an internal demand of US$ 200 million per year); • Eggs (with an internal demand of 400 million eggs per year); and • Aquaculture.

One of the fast growing economies in the Western Hemisphere, the Caribbean’s first independent nation is set to take off. The Haitian government has identified the revival and expansion of agricultural investments

Haiti enjoys several advantages as a platform for exports: Its proximity to the United States enables producers to get agricultural products to U.S. markets quickly. Moreover, as one of the ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) countries, Haiti enjoys duty-free and quotafree preferential access to the European Union markets for most products. Under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), Haiti also enjoys international trade benefits under WTO rules, including for agricultural goods. The Bali Accord further supports the increase of Haiti’s duty-free and quota-free access alongside other least-developed countries worldwide.

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A New Side Of Haiti With Spirit Northern Haiti’s travel market just got some competition. Spirit Airlines is bringing its stripped-down “bare fare” to Cap-Haïtien, Haiti’s second largest city, where American Airlines has held a monopoly since it inaugurated a 7,500-foot runway nearly four years ago. “The demand is there for travel to and from Haiti,” said Mark Kopczak, Spirit’s vice president of network planning. “We saw an opportunity here. The fares are pretty high and the services are pretty limited to Cap-Haïtien and we know the travel is difficult in the country.” The first flight will launch from Fort Lauderdale on Thursday with a no-frills, round-trip ticket costing $297 — although seat selection and bags are extra. And while flights will be limited to three times a week — Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays — the expansion is part of the low-cost carrier’s continuing push for a wider Caribbean reach. And it comes as Cap-Haïtien, once nicknamed “the Paris of the Antilles,” tries to recover its tarnished tourism brand.

In 2020, Cap-Haïtien will celebrate its 350th anniversary, and its most iconic attraction — the large mountaintop fortress symbolizing the country’s slave revolution and liberation, the Citadelle Laferrière — will turn 200.

Emilie Jessy Menos said. “As the president said two months ago, the development of Haiti will start in the northern region.”

Cap-Haïtien, said: “We want more airlines to come and discover our great city, and our country too.”

“We want more airlines to come and discover Menos, who noted that “A new airline is something very positive our great city, and our she has approached for the region,” Haiti JetBlue about the country too.” Tourism Minister Colombe possibility of flying into 14


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Unlike Port-au-Prince, which opened several new internationally-branded hotels after the January 2010 earthquake, Cap-Haïtien has struggled to attract tourism investments despite high profile visits by Virgin Atlantic’s Richard Branson, fashion designer Donna Karan and former President Bill Clinton. Hillary Clinton also visited in 2012, when she was secretary of state, flying into the airport aboard a modified U.S.government aircraft, the first large aircraft to land there in over a decade. Rugged but reminiscent of New Orleans with its gingerbread construction and narrow streets,

Cap-Haïtien and its surrounding countryside offer a walk through Haiti’s past. There is the ruin of the majestic Sans-Souci Palace, the royal residence of King Henri Christophe I, who fought in the American Revolution before helping to lead the Haitian Revolution. And then there is the fortress he built, the Citadelle, which recently served as the backdrop for Haitian-American singer Jason Derulo’s video for his song “Colors” — the official song for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The city’s congested and unkempt streets can be uninviting for tourists, but there has been a number of recent investments that have brightened the picture.

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Address

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Rooms

25 Ave Port-au-Prince, Criston Gressier, OU Barjon, Route Nationalr #2

$219,000

3154 sf - 4bd / 2bda

9 Rue St Patrick, Delmas 33

Port-au-Price, Delmas OU

$118,400

2,486 sf 5bd/3ba

#12 Rue Figaro, Delmas 33

Port-au-Prince, Delmas, OU

$199,500

6243 sf -94bd /6ba

41 Rue Bassicot

Cap-Haitien, $130,000 Cap-Haitian, ND

41 Pernier 47B

District

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Port-au-Prince, PĂŠtionville, OU

$290,000

3358 sf 3bd/4.3ba

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4273 sf 7bd/3ba

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Rooms

0 Route De L’Aeroport

$225,000

$225,000

10bd/3ba 0.06acre

15 Rue Virgine St. Pierre, Delmas 19

Port-au-Prince, Delmas, OU

$220,000

8bd/6ba 0.19acre

5 Rue Pourpier

Port-au-Prince, Delmas, OU

$190,540

5382 sf 8bd/5ba -0.16acres

Santo 9-Bis

Croix-des$175,000 Bouquets, Croixdes-Bouquets, OU

#15 Impasse Debulard, Santo 9

Croix-des$280,000 Bouquets, Croixdes-Bouquets, OU

6458 sf - 4bd / 3ba - 0.16acre

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4499 sf - 4bd / 3bda - 0.13acres

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Address

District

Price

Rooms

347 Rue de Leon, Mon Repos 46

Port-au-Prince, Carrefour, OU

$150,000

16,146sf / 0.26acre

11 Rue Lambert, Bon-Repos

Croix-des$105,000 Bouquets, Croixdes-Bouquets, OU

322.5acres 6bd/3ba

5 Impasse Rosa

Saint-Marc, Saint-Marc, AR

$152,000

4800 sf - 5bd / 3bda

0 Tabarre

Port-au-Prince, Tabarre, OU

$120,000

1604 sf 2bd/1ba

107 Rue du Dr. Aubry

Port-au-Prince, Port-au-Prince, OU

$150,000

14,262sf / 0.16acre

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Address

District

Price

Rooms

Rue Virgine St. Pierre, Delmas 19

Port-au-Prince, Delmas, OU

$220,000

8bd/6ba 0.19acre

56 Rue Bernado, Delmas 40-B

Port-au-Prince, Delmas, OU

$450,000

5220sf 10bd/4ba

41 Pernier 67B

Port-au-Prince, Pétionville, OU

$300,000

3358 sf 3bd/4.5ba

78 Ave Port-au-Prince, Criston Gressier, OU Barjon, Route Nationalr #2

$279,000

3154 sf - 8bd / 6.6bda

73 Puits Blain Pétionville, Ouest, Haiti

$160,000

3bd / 2bda

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Address

District

Price

Rooms

5 Rue Pourpier

Port-au-Prince, Delmas, OU

$190,540

5382 sf 8bd/5ba -0.16acres

Santo 9-Bis

Croix-des$175,000 Bouquets, Croixdes-Bouquets, OU

4499 sf - 4bd / 3bda - 0.13acres

1313Rue Virgine St. Pierre, Delmas 19

Port-au-Prince, Delmas, OU

$220,000

8bd/6ba 0.19acre

56 Rue Bernado, Delmas 40-B

Port-au-Prince, Delmas, OU

$450,000

5220sf 10bd/4ba

15 Rue Virgine St. Pierre, Delmas 19

Port-au-Prince, Delmas, OU

$220,000

8bd/6ba 0.19acre

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Address

District

Price

15 Pacot

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

$1,500,00 3120 sf 7bd/4.5ba

Rue 19

E Cap Haitien Haiti

$3,249,00 4005 sf - 16bd / 12ba

Siloe, Delmas 33

Port-au-prince, Haiti

$134,765

Pernier 50 Rue Nicolas Haiti

Port-au-prince, Haiti

$650,000

Rooms

5605 sf - 10bd / 8.5ba

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3120 sf 3bd/4.5ba

Real Estate Listings: www.solsticerealty.net- (904) 386-1726

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Address

District

Price

Rooms

#9-Bis Rue Vincent, Brochette 97

Port-au-Prince, Carrefour, OU

$475,000

5683 sf - 5bd / 7.5bda 0.13acre

Raymond Les Jacmel, Jacmel, Bains SE

$450,000

0.41acre- 6bd / 5bda

18 Rue Bernado, Delmas 40-B

Port-au-Prince, Delmas, OU

$350,000

5220sf 10bd/4ba

7 Riviere Froide, Brochette 99

Port-au-Prince, Carrefour, OU

$300,000

17,997sf 0.16acre

7 Angle Rues Port-au-Prince, Louverture & Delmas, OU Dessables

$650,000

8bd / 8bd

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Price

Rooms

13 Delmas 75 Port-Au-Prince Haiti

$600,000

3120 sf 3bd/3.5ba

#5 Rue Fleur De Corail La Pepiniere, Route De Freres

$600,000

4005 sf - 8bd / 7ba

$130,000

3120 sf 3bd/2ba

13 Morne President

District

Real Estate Listings

Kenscoff, Haiti

Petionville Haiti

Impasse Port-Au-Prince Illuse Pernier Haiti Routes Freres

$3,249,00 4505 sf - 5bd / 4.5ba

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Real Estate Listings: www.solsticerealty.net- (904) 386-1726

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Fabrice Tardieu He might be the most famous fashion designer you’ve never heard of. The Haitian-born entrepreneur is quietly growing his brand out of his Little Haiti studio, and the secret is out among the celebrity circuit. On any given night, you might spot Will Smith, Dwyane Wade or Sean Combs dressed to impress with Fabrice Tardieu’s custom-designed shoes. Designing shoes has been in his blood since his childhood, when his parents owned a small shoe-making factory in Port-au-Prince and he would customize the shoes made there. After stints working for major fashion houses in Paris, including Giorgio Armani, Tardieu moved to South Florida, where he eventually launched his shoe brand.

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Ayiti Jan L Dwe Ye! 2018 Kanaval Highlights.

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An Elevated Landscape An Elevated Life

A Haitian jewel, surrounded by a 55-hectare natural reserve and 2 kilometers of white sand beaches, colored by an indigo blue sea and ski, is located on the paradisiac Côte des Arcadins, only 90 minutes from the Toussaint Louverture International Airport and the historic center of Port Au Prince, the capital of Haiti, where you will enjoy an interesting mix of culture between music, voodoo and carnivals. This small nation, full of stories and mysteries, was a unique enclave of the colonial era where you cannot miss visiting ‘La Citadelle’, a fortress that holds the tales of a golden era, declared World Heritage Site by Unesco. You can also enjoy the ‘Rum Route’ and take a refreshing dip in waterfalls, fresh springs such as the Piat or the Artibonite hot springs, hidden amid the mountainous ranges of thiws islands.

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