Yve-Car Momperousse is CEO and co-founder of Kreyol Essence (KE), an agribusiness that creates beauty products with ingredients from Haiti. The millennial started the company three years ago and has raised 1.5million dollars in startup capital for this international business.
Leveraging Black castor oil, sourced from the mountains of Haiti, the agribusiness produces natural and organic body, hair, and aromatherapy products, including exotic oils, pomades, soufflés, and therapeutic candles.
KE currently employs over 70 farmers and women in Haiti to produce the unique line and is poised to hire 300 people in the next few years as part of the company’s social impact mission. Investors and partners include global development leaders such as YUNUS Social Business, the Clinton Foundation USAID in addition to private angel investors.
Yve-Car, a social entrepreneur, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and Metropolitan Planning from Rutgers University and a Masters in International Development with a focus on Rural Agriculture at Cornell University. She has received numerous honors including the:
- Sustainable Business Award, Global Now
- Business Leadership Award, Haitian Roundtable
- 20 Under 40 Business Award, Caribbean Life, A News Corp Publication
She has also been featured in the Huffington Post, Cornell Business Review, Madame Noir, and Virgin Unite.