Applaud Entrepreneurs for Helping Impoverished Farmers

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Target: Del la Sol

Goal: Commend a pair of US entrepreneurs in their efforts to propel Haitian farmers out of poverty

As the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with a poverty rate of 77 percent, many people in Haiti find it extremely difficult to maintain a good income. A former Alabama Professor, Anne Reynolds, and a Baltimore Ice-cream maker, Taharka Brothers, saw an opportunity to change the lives of small farmers and propel them out of poverty. In the past, Haiti had been known to export some of the finest vanilla products. Reynolds believes that Haiti still has the same potential.

After seeing the poverty in Haiti, Reynolds wanted to provide the poor Haitian farmers with a different way of living. Reynolds believed that traditional aid had a way of generating dependency, so she created a company in the Haitian town of Plaisance named Del La Sol, which employs nearly 650 farmers. With the combined efforts of the Baltimore Ice-cream maker, Taharka Brothers, Haitian farmers are being taught newer techniques to grow vanilla vines and cacao trees. This company gives many people of the region a job in the vanilla and cacao business.

Since vanilla and chocolate are two of the most popular ice-cream flavors in the world, De la Sol could be able to expand their business to benefit an even bigger part of the population in Haiti. Thanks to the combined team efforts of Reynolds and Taharka Brothers, Del la Sol will bring plenty of jobs to the people of Haiti. Sign this petition to applaud their efforts to find a solution to Haiti’s poverty.


Dear Del la Sol,

I would like to thank you for all of the efforts you have made towards improving the lives of farmers in Haiti. It is known that Haiti suffers from a high poverty rate. I believe that the work you are doing will help Haiti regain what it once lost.

It is extremely difficult for many people in Haiti to maintain a good source of income. I believe that this company will positively improve the lives of its employees. This company seems to be more invested in the betterment of the lives of its workers than just profit alone, and that is indeed admirable.

Thank you again for all of the work you have put into providing smallholder farmers with a different way of life. I hope that in the future, the company will expand to accommodate more farmers.


[Your Name Here]

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