In Haiti with Clinton Foundation

La Colombe was invited as a delegate to go to Haiti alongside President Clinton as a part of the Clinton Foundation’s Agricultural Investment Trip. The Clinton Foundation has been actively engaged in Haiti’s development since 2009. Last week, they announced a donation of over $700,000 ($150,000 of which will be provided to La Colombe and the Leslois Shaw Foundation). Their donations will aid in the development of the coffee academy and ultimately improve Haiti’s agricultural capabilities for coffee growing as well as the quantity and quality of its coffee yields. With their support, the academy grows closer to its goals of improving the lives of thousands of Haitian residents and the country’s economy.

President Clinton and La Colombe COO Tobin Bickley in Haiti

President Clinton and La Colombe COO Tobin Bickley in Haiti

President Clinton talking to the farmers

President Clinton and chef José Andrés talking to the farmers

Chef Mario Batali in Haiti with us

Chef Mario Batali in Haiti with us

Read the full press release by the Clinton Foundation here.

Our COO Tobin Bickley’s article on the subject of “Rebuilding Haiti’s Coffee Industry” can be found here.

Click here to purchase Haitian coffee from our web store.

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