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Helping changemakers succeed

Launch of the 2nd cohort of the

Fanm Angaje
Women's Social Enterprise Fellowship Program

Catalyzing Leadership

Join us on May 24-26 to Support
Haiti’s Innovative Agricultural Start-Ups

CLE, Hope for Haiti and the Haiti Food Systems Alliance (HFSA) are launching “Spotlight on Social Entrepreneurship” on May 24 and 25, 2023. It is a business presentation competition bringing together young people from the CLE network, from the Alliance and Hope for Haiti, working in the field of Agriculture and having an operational business or a business idea.

“Spotlight on Social Entrepreneurship” is produced with the aim of highlighting initiatives from the agro-industry, but also to support the emergence of new companies, or even to strengthen them. This initiative is also carried out with the objective of taking a particular look at Agriculture in general in this month of May, considered by CLE and the the Haiti Food Systems Alliance as the month of Agriculture. It is also an opportunity to highlight certain professionals and institutions working in this field.

Join us for the following events:

Business presentation competition for agro-entrepreneurs in the South

Wednesday May 24, 2023 –
11:00 AM-02:00 PM

Business presentation competition for agro-entrepreneurs in the North

Thursday May 25, 2023 –
11:00 AM-02:00 PM

Indeed, we are aware of the enormous challenges that young people in Haiti face in starting their businesses, and we are committed to increasing funding opportunities for all categories. To this end, with the financial support of Hope for Haiti, W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the Alliance and Profin, we have raised $35,000 which will be awarded to the winners in the form of grants. From this amount, small seed grants will also be awarded to “aspiring agri-businesses” to support the launch of their business ideas. The winners of this category will be announced soon.

Launch of the Haiti Food System Alliance

After years in the making, CLE is proud to announce the launch of the Haiti Food Systems Alliance (HFSA). This coalition is led by Acceso, a Haitian agricultural business Acceso and partner, and brings together 14 established Haitian businesses and organizations working to improve Haiti’s agricultural sector from the bottom up.
The HFSA leverages the expertise, resources, and reputations of local partners. With the support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the alliance will take coordinated actions to put Haiti on a path to food security. CLE is proud to join this milestone effort as a service partner in order to strengthen the capacity of the individuals and organizations who will build a stronger agricultural and food system from the bottom up.

Chanpyon Lakay 2022 is launched!


Leadership Programs

Our integrated programs combine skills-based training, innovation research, place-based accompaniment and networking campaigns to enhance the capacities of exemplary Haitian leaders. With a focus on women, youth and communities, we tailor our programs and meet leaders where they are, to help them launch new social change focused initiatives and enterprises and bring change to their communities.



Research initiatives are central to our work. We highlight everyday leaders in Creole-language videos, articles, and publications. We conduct surveys and document local solutions and innovations that address Haiti’s most systemic and engrained issues. These stories inspire others to believe that, they too, can bring much needed change to their own communities.


Strategic Initiatives

Catalyzing leadership requires taking advantage of new opportunities as they arise. Working with close partners, CLE has launched several strategic initiatives that open up new avenues for advancement to the members of our network. These initiatives are integrated throughout our programs, and are diverse and responsive to their interests and goals. They include an accompanied grant fund called POTE KOLE to support locally-led reconstruction efforts after Haiti’s August earthquake as well as during the coronavirus pandemic, Chanpyon Lakay - CLE’s yearly youth leadership competition, women’s mentorship roundtables and more.

Our Impact

CLE programs have engaged a network of over 6000 leaders in all ten departments of Haiti. We have trained 2150 leaders (40% women) and engaged over 850 local organizations in enterprises in our capacity building work. CLE works to directly support local leaders across sectors, and in their regions where they live and work. We know that supporting these leaders’ vision for change, and improving their skills for leadership and enterprise will create the lasting effect we seek across Haiti.

1 %
of our participants

launch new community and economic development activities after participating in CLE programs


Number of additional community members CLE participants engage in community development and progress initiatives, on average, after participating in CLE programs.

10 K

People engaged through participants’ own efforts


Our Partners and Collaborators


Our Community