“The four Haitian authors whose stories are included in the
Stories of Human Kind Vol.2 —Regine, Nzingah, Pierre, and Castelline—have shaped my journey and given me hope.
Their voices are four of the many faint voices that I heard when I first began my work in Haiti.
They have been an integral part of helping me become clear about what I should be doing in the world. I've had the distinct privilege and pleasure of working with all of them in various capacities.” - David Pierre-Louis
Please enjoy the journeys they are about to share with you by purchasing a copy of the Stories of Human Kind Vol. 2
Kay Tita is launching The Stories of Port-au-Prince.
The purpose of Stories of Port-au-Prince is to create a megaphone to amplify the faint voices that are rarely heard over the rest of the world’s narratives of judgment and negativity toward Haiti. It is an opportunity to get to know Haitians as human beings and not just a project or victims. Haitians are beautiful people who are more than their resilience. This preview is presented as a collaboration between Getting Unlocked Media and Kay Tita.
A portion of the proceeds from each book sold goes towards funding the creation of the first volume of the Stories of Port-au-Prince.
Young, smart and ambitious! Meet our impact assessment intern
Ketenie Flore Thénéus studied business management at the Institut des Hautes Études Commerciales et Économiques (IHECE). She is also a data analysis specialist and has completed a data analytics course at Ayiti Analytics. Passionate about data management and entrepreneurship, she combines her data management and analysis skills to enable organizations and businesses to achieve their goals more effectively.
Motivated by the need to apply her data science skills, she joined Kay Tita as a data analysis intern. As such, she relies on her previous experience as an administrative assistant in a small business, her passion for data analysis, and her management knowledge to bring another dimension to Kay Tita's programs.
She hopes to see Kay Tita offer many more impactful investment opportunities to the Haitian community and to spread the word that there is still hope and that if we come together we can do great things and be the nation we would like to be.
Born in Petite-Rivière de L'Artibonite, Ketenie grew up in Port-au-Prince. She loves to travel to Petite Rivière de L'Artibonite for a quieter stay, different culinary experiences, and the friendliness of the people. Her favorite meal is smoked fish, fried banana, and pikliz.
When she is not working, she loves to read and surf the internet.
Ketenie cares about her community, which is why she volunteers at JCI Tabarre Excelsior to help improve the quality of life and health of the community.
Impact Hub Port-Au-Prince takes an authentic approach to developing community, inspiring members through sustainable practices. Emphasizing progressive inclusivity and transparency, Impact Hub aims to preserve and expand Port-Au-Prince’s creative and thriving entrepreneurial culture. We hope to reach maximum effectiveness with the intentional practice of accountability. Guided by love, respect, honor, and trust, we always seek to refine, elevate, and restore the health of our community.
will direct a training and operations program within Impact Hub called GeoHaiti. GeoHaiti trains adults on geospatial information systems (GIS) that serve to improve community disaster resilience. Training topics include community communications, water and sanitation management, environmental preservation, public health measures, community disease surveillance, sustainable infrastructure, and hazard analysis.
Kay Tita will be the greenest commercial building in Haiti since it will be constructed according to The Living Building Challenge (LBC) standards, considered the most rigorous environmental performance standard. People from around the world use this regenerative design framework to create spaces that produce more energy than they utilize.
MUCE EDUCATES is an organization co-founded by Barthelemy Mervil, David Pierre-Louis’ brother, and utilizes arts promote intercultural exchange and to bring an end to cyclical poverty. MUCE is committed to teaching the visual arts to youth in urban areas so that they may compete in the global market. The organization provides educational workshops and opportunities for the emerging labor force with an emphasis on production in arts and culture.
Haiti Coffee Co. is a U.S. based company that imports Haitian Coffee while working towards infrastructure development that directly benefits the farmers from whom they source. The organization provides solutions that address deforestation, environmental sustainability, agriculture training, and infrastructure development.
Seattle‐based startup, Impact Bioenergy, manufactures and sells bioenergy systems that convert organic waste materials into renewable natural gas and fertilizer with zero waste.
Ambient Water (formerly AWG International) is Washington state based company that uses a patented technology that transforms humidity into an abundant source of safe, clean water.
Startup Week brings entrepreneurs, local leaders, and friends together over five days to build momentum for their vision for change.
The DoSchool develops experiential learning programs centered around innovation and facilitates opportunities for entrepreneurs to move from ideation to implementation.
Yes Baby I Like it Raw helps people tap into their raw potential and “process the unprocessed life” by developing health and wellness programming such as yoga meditation, and nutrition.
Days for Girls puts freedom and opportunity back into the hands of women and girls by providing sustainable hygiene solutions.