Share the story of the founder and what inspired the founder to start this project
The founder Stephane Paul was born in Haiti and migrated to the states at the age of seven. In her late teens early twenties she went back to Haiti and worked on her fathers farm raising cattle, pigs and chickens. The livestock was sold to area supermarkets and milks sold to Laina and other entities in Haiti. She increased he father production by more than 50% when she took over the operation. In the last few months workign on the farm we were begining production of shallots for overseas sale. During a particular volitile moment in Haiti in the late 80’s, bandits ransacked the farm destroyed the home, stole and killed livestock. They also make an attempt on Miss Paul’s life. She then went back to the US to continue her education and work. In 2003 however upon enrolling her child in school and sponsoring a child in Haiti through World Vision the concept of the Gonaives Christian Center was born. Miss Paul marveled at the level of education her child received at the Christian School he was attendign on Long Island New York. She hoped that all little Haitian children would be able to receive the same type of education. After trying to partner with a few NGO’s workign in Haiti she decided to work on the vision alone. Soon she aquired 12 acres of land on the outskirts of Gonaives to begin building. She also created a t-shirt company-www.caribbeangirlz.com- whose proceeds would be used to fund the project. Haiti was plunged into further political Miss Paul put the project on hold. Recent change in government is making it possible to make it happen.