Empowering the poor through vocational training

The Women

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Mme Mona

Directrice
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Mme Mona has served as Directrice of Pwojè Fanm since 2011. In addition to her administrative role, she teaches the culinary course and is renowned for her abilities as a cuisinière! She sews and creates jewelry for Beatitudes and also works for the local office of the public school system. Mme Mona is also the mother of 5 children, so she is a busy lady!
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Mme Yanithe

Teacher, Beatitudes Coordinator
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is the newest teacher with the Pwojè Fanm program and also serves as the Beatitudes coordinator with the program. She has two young sons and works hard to help support her family. She is highly creative and has a gentle spirit and a beautiful smile. She loves to learn new techniques and feels that working with Beatitudes has given her experiences she wouldn’t have had otherwise. She dreams of using her creativity to make wonderful things for people.
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Mme Jalouse ("Janose")

Teacher
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Mme Jalouse ("Janose") Dor has taught embroidery, sewing, and flower arranging at Pwojè Fanm for many years. In working with Beatitudes, she has also learned how to make jewelry. Her skills are impeccable and she is a very hard and prolific worker! She labors diligently to provide an education and opportunities for her daughter.
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Mme Margarette

Teacher
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A graduate of Pwojè Fanm, Mme Margarette has now served as one of the program's teachers for several years. She is a gifted seamstress and embroiderer and loves to keep learning new skills.
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Mme Louisane

Associate
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An informal associate of Pwojè Fanm for many years, Mme Louisane has a long association with Beatitudes and has provided us with many impeccably sewn and embroidered items. She is a diligent worker who loves learning new skills.
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Mme Eltide

Associate
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was born on La Gonâve Island but attended vocational school on the mainland of Haiti, focusing on cooking, sewing, embroidery and crochet. Her skills are fabulous. She is a very busy mother of 5 and a very prolific and hard worker!
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Bernadette

Graduate
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Bernadette enrolled in the Pwojè Fanm school after she returned from several months in the U.S. following surgery to repair a cleft palate (medical care provided through Childspring International). She was unable to complete secondary school because of her medical history and lack of financial resources, but she embraced the opportunity she received through the vocational program and has become a skilled seamstress and jewelry maker. She graduated from Pwojè Fanm in 2012 and continues to work with Beatitudes.
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Wisline

Graduate
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graduated from the Pwojè Fanm program in 2012 and has continued to work with Beatitudes, attending our seminars and expanding her repertoire of skills. She is a hard worker but also has a sense of humor. Her smile and laughter can brighten a room. She dreams of owning her own business one day.
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Jeannette

Graduate
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is a 2012 graduate from the Pwojè Fanm program. She remains a frequent presence there and continues to work with Beatitudes. She works hard and is always ready to learn something new. She dreams of owning her own business one day.