Real Solutions for Haiti's Future


Ralph Edmund


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Ralph Edmond grew up in the midst of three drugstores as the son of a Haitian pharmacist. After studying at the State School of Medicine and Pharmacy in Port-au-Prince, he a ccomplished a second degree in Business and Marketing Management at the Bernard Baruch College in New York City. Upon returning to Haiti in 1989, Ralph took a different step in the field of pharmaceuticals—a step toward the Haitian production toward the Haitian market. He and his business partner soon founded Laboratoires Farmatrix, which today employs over 65 people. After a decade of experience as an entrepreneur, Ralph attended a conference in Michigan on “Business as a Calling”, where he discovered his goal to bring mentoring and job creation to Haiti. Through the tool of mentoring, Ralph believes that business people and entrepreneurs can break the barriers of social and economic class. He will explain how “free” aid can hurt their economy and keep it from growing, how poverty and violence can be fought through investments and how common humanity can be shared through mentoring. He will also discuss how the Haitian Government, the NGO and the private sector can better interact to move Haiti forward.

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