Kreyol Essence is a natural hair and skin care line made with organic oils grown in Haiti. The company was recently featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. (Watch it here.)
Our Investment Committee discovered Kreyol Essence earlier, while looking for a stellar green company for the foundation’s UnDreamed of Award. Kreyol Essence was awarded the UnDreamed Of Award in 2018, and its co-founder, Yve-Car Momperousse, was a highlight of the annual UnGala.
Momperousse is Haitian-American and started her work in Haiti in 2009, ahead of the island’s devastating earthquake. She was well poised to help the economy as she grew her business, creating jobs that paid a living wage and helped lift communities. She is especially proud of the fact that the vast majority of the company’s employees are women, and the jobs she has created are helping families.
In her acceptance speech at the UnGala, Momperousse joked that she was working to make agriculture sexy again. Her company partners with farmers in Haiti to grow black castor and moringa, two traditional remedies for hair and skin.
Learn more about Kreyole Essence, both their mission and their natural hair and skincare products, here. Help the Untours Foundation support the work of this and other organizations by making a donation.