3 years after the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti “Freedom – Move On” shares a positive message in this video set in the beautiful Haiti.
Leopard Capital is pleased to announce the successful initial closing of Leopard Haiti Fund (LHF). LHF is the world’s first private equity fund to operate and focus exclusively on Haiti since the 2010 earthquake.
The fund seeks to raise USD 40 to 75 million to invest in businesses in Haiti. The first USD 20 million of this target has now been committed by three international development banks:
- $8.5 million by International Finance Corporation (IFC);
- $8.5 million by Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO), through MASSIF, a dedicated fund for SME development that FMO manages for the Dutch State;
- $3.0 million from the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), member of the Inter- American Development Bank (IADB) Group.
Leopard Capital will now commence LHF’s investment activities while continuing to approach investors globally and locally to increase the size of the fund. Leopard Capital is concurrently raising a donor-funded technical assistance facility to finance capacity development initiatives within LHF’s portfolio companies.
Date: July 28, 2012
Newark Museum (Billy Johnson Auditorium)
49 Washington St. Newark, NJ 07102
Cost: The event is free to the public.
Must RSVP by July 23, 2012
Register at: Haiti Investment & Education
As 04:53:10 pm on the 2nd year anniversary of the Earthquake in Haiti approaches, we all REMEMBER that day and appreciate life more as a result of it. To see a city…a nation reduced to rubble in 35 seconds was beyond humbling; it felt as if the world stood still. For a moment in time, the world stopped and noticed the little island 600 miles off coast Florida and watched as the horror developed.
Men, woman and children called out in agony while trapped beneath piles of concrete and steel. Newborn lives cut short, children left without parents and parents left without children. Hundreds of thousands of lives were lost that day and millions were forever changed. Just imagine losing your entire family and everything you own in the same day; everything you have ever loved and worked for gone, just like that.
Today we remember Haiti and we pray for her on behalf of all those that truly BELIEVE in “A Brighter Future for Haiti”.
We pray that the hundreds of thousands of people who lost their lives have found peace, and that their families are healing from the pain of losing a loved one.
On January 12, 2010 at 04:53:10 pm the lives of the Haitian people were forever changed. Today, January 12, 2012 at 04:53:10 pm [EST] we call on all supporters of Haiti to observe a Moment of Silence in honor of the earthquake victims, their families and those who continue to struggle. Let us come together and reflect on where Haiti was 2 years ago while recognizing some of the positive progress that has been made in the country so far.
There is strength in unity and promise for our people. Let us keep Haiti in our hearts and continue to lift her up through our actions.
L’Union fait la force!