Raquel Pelissier, the Haitian beauty queen who was steps away from being crowned Miss Universe 2017, returns to Miami to host a fashion show to raise funds for Prodev Haiti Schools. This organization provides approximately 10,000 children with access to education and sponsors an annual Christmas toy distribution.
The vision of a Haitian destination in South Florida, where Haitian immigrants could live, work, worship and do business was dreamed up by Viter Juste.
Haiti marked the 214th anniversary of its political independence, acknowledging that after so many years “we are still unable to feed our people, educate our children, provide health care to our compatriots, and rebuild the infrastructure necessary for the economic development of our country”.
Elvis Dumervil took his first trip to Haiti not only to see where his mother and ancestors came from, but also to see first-hand how his rebuilding effort is helping a nation that is struggling six years removed from a catastrophic earthquake.