On July 30th 2014, CODEVI industrial park was visited by Jean Philippe Prosper Vice-President of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean and Haiti Minister of Finance Marie Carmelle Jean-Marie. The visit focused on highlighting the impact CODEVI has had on its workers and the community at large. And also how the local government, together with CODEVI and IFC, can work together to create more jobs and impact in Ouanaminthe area.
During the visit we were invited to participate and present our initiative in Haiti in general and our collaboration with CODEVI in particular.
The visit was part of Mr. Prosper’s three days trip to Haiti which included multiple meetings with the local government representatives and business focused on IFC support and improving the business climate. “I was back in Haiti after two years, and I am very pleased to see the progress. Our customers have a direct impact on job creation and provide opportunities for people to improve their living conditions […] IFC grows in Haiti and in its assets. This year, we intend to double our portfolio in the country in manufacturing, infrastructure and financial sectors. We also hope to work in the field of agro-industry to support the livelihoods of rural communities, where poverty remains high,” declared Jean Philippe Prosper in an interview for Haiti Libre.