Press Release: Vendedy Announces Haiti Pilot Team

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Since 2009, we spent 5 years traveling to 26 countries across Africa, Asia and the Caribbean to document the stories of street vendors. 2014 is when we begin our global expeditions on-boarding street artisans onto our global digital network to sell their handcrafts directly to consumers like you. Our efforts start with Haiti this September with a team of professionals who volunteered their time to our efforts and co-sponsored the first Vendedy Pilot.

Join a radical revolution. We travel to all corners of the world to slums, rural villages and other remote regions to identify street vendors who create the best crafts, jewelry, paintings, clothing and other artifacts that retains the culture of their region and the beauty of their stories. We are inviting you to be apart of something truly remarkable.

Stay posted on our upcoming pilot launches across Latin America!

Screen Shot 2014-08-27 at 4.44.39 PMAnne- Claudia grew up in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She has a bachelor’s degree from Providence College and a master’s degree in International Business at Hult International Business School in Dubai, UAE.

 

 

Screen Shot 2014-08-26 at 12.26.34 PMDaphnee Charles is a Haiti-based agronomist who graduated two years ago from a private Haitian university, Université Quisqueya, with a scholarship from the Haitian Education and Leadership Program (HELP). Daphnee majored in Agro-Economics and completed a fellowship program at Dartmouth in 2010 as well as the Bridge Program at Tuck Business School in 2012. Daphnee is now working for a regional media NGO called “Panos Caribbean” and is the co-founder of Action Toward Initiative and Volunteering for Education in Haiti (ACTIVEH).

Screen Shot 2014-08-27 at 4.44.51 PMDeborah Hope is former chief risk and business ethics officer for global investment management at Prudential Financial, Inc. Prior to Prudential, she was chief compliance officer for The PNC Financial Services Group.  After earning her JD from Georgetown University Law Center, Deborah began her career as legal counsel at the Federal Reserve after serving as senior law clerk to the Honorable Horace T. Ward, federal district court judge (ret.) in Atlanta.  An alumna of the first fully matriculated class of women at Dartmouth, Deborah has served as treasurer of the Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association, Alumni Councilor, member of the President’s Advisory Committee on Trustees and on the Board of Overseers of the Hopkins Center/Hood Museum. Presently, Deborah is fully dedicated to civil rights and humanitarian activism.

Screen Shot 2014-08-26 at 12.28.25 PMTena Pick is a social impact consultant. She is the co-founder of The Sustainability Platform, Head of Media at C3-Consult, Coach for a Cause and Dubai+Acumen chapter leader. Tena holds a master’s degree in Social Entrepreneurship from Hult International Business School. Prior to working in the social enterprise sector, she has worked with one of the biggest Central European banks and Boston Consulting Group.

 

Screen Shot 2014-08-27 at 4.45.04 PMJoshua is the co-founder of The Sustainability Platform, an innovative social impact consultancy that operates in Dubai, focusing on maximizing and measuring social impact for CSR programs, NGOs and SMEs in the Middle East and South Asia. Joshua is also the Regional Director of Hult Prize for the Middle East and Africa. Hult Prize is the largest crowd-sourcing platform for social good, with a $1m award for the most scalable and sustainable social enterprise developed to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Journalism from NYU and a master’s in Social Entrepreneurship from Hult International Business School.

Screen Shot 2014-08-27 at 4.45.10 PMJacqueline Cofield is an international arts marketer, programmer, educator and filmmaker under her company J Rêve International, LLC. Jacqueline has lived in seven countries and traveled to over 40. She speaks Spanish and French fluently and is conversational in Italian. She possesses master’s degrees in marketing and education from the University of Southern California and The City College of New York respectively. At NYU, where she obtained a bachelor’s in Fine Arts, she participated in an international seminar in Senegal, Africa.

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