Espwa Nouvel means “new hope” in Creol. Founded in 2012, Espwa Nouvel International is a globally minded non-profit organization interacting with local communities in developing countries to equip individuals with the practical knowledge and tools to reverse the cycles of poverty and underdevelopment.
In the broad spectrum of development issues that undermine the progress and productivity in developing communities, leadership, the quality of education and job creation are main issues for social and economic well-being and are central focus areas for ENI. We are committed to working alongside local community leaders, schools, and organizations to provide tailored training programs and sustainable agricultural practices that center on leadership, character development, and life skills.
The launch of ENI will begin this year in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. Ouanaminthe is located in the Northeast of the country and is home to about 100,000 people. The city is in a strategic location in that it is near the Caracol Industrial Park, on the Dominican Republic boarder, and is close to the Fort-Liberté port, which has direct access to countries like the U.S. Still, like the other areas in Haiti, Ouanaminthe suffers from limited employment options, malnourishment and preventable diseases, low education levels and underperforming schools, weak infrastructure, and widespread deforestation. Today, Haiti ranks as one of the lowest income countries in the world, and scores at the bottom of such ranking as the World Banks’ Doing Business indicators. Still, Haiti is not without hope. The country has several natural resources, relatively large labor population, and, above all, a people who encompass perseverance, a love for life, and a vision for the future. With the location of Ouanaminthe attracting more national and international business interests but coupled with prevailing cycles of poverty and underdevelopment makes Ouanaminthe a prime location for ENI to begin its operations.