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Clodette Supreme

Last year, Clodette Supreme graduated from Chemen Lavi Miyò (CLM or Pathway to a Better Life), Fonkoze’s graduation program for ultra-poor women and individuals with disabilities. “I’m a new person,” she says with a smile. Before participating in CLM, Clodette said she would dream of ways to overcome the poverty-stricken life she and her three girls (ages 3-15) were living. A single mother, she struggled to make enough money to feed her children on a consistent basis.

 

Her only profit-making skill at the time was creating artificial wreaths and flower arrangements - for funerals and weddings. But without a steady flow of income, she was unable to build an inventory of materials to make these wreaths on demand. As a result, her business went nowhere and her family remained in ultra-poverty. After joining CLM, Clodette felt she no longer had to dream about a different life. With the support of her CLM Case Manager over 18 months, she was empowered with the tools and

life skills needed to change it, herself. And change it, she did.

 

As a CLM participant, Clodette had the option of choosing between animal husbandry or commerce as her income generating activity. She chose livestock: two goats and a pig for starters. Today, she owns 2 cows, 3 pigs, chickens and 3 goats. Clodette says that one of the most important things she learned throughout the process was how to manage a small business. Along with her livestock, Clodette now has the funds to purchase the materials needed to make those flower arrangements she enjoyed creating.

 

With her businesses doing well and her children in school, she says, “It takes a lot of seeds to plant hope for a poor person like me. With Fonkoze, the seeds are not just to make you grow, but to make you grow strong. My future looks so much brighter.”

Lascahobas, Haiti: Clodette and her daughters in front of the home she built with the materials she received through CLM.

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