Marie-Marthe St Joasse
Marie-Marthe is an expert sewer as well as one of HP’s managers. She walks about an hour each day to and from work and loves her work with HP, especially sewing the nightgowns. She continues to do her best work, making products for customers who understand quality workmanship and mindful purchases.
Marie-Marthe has three grown (23, 22 and 19) children of her own and recently adopted her cousin’s 3 1/2 year old daughter because the little girl’s mother died when she was just 5 months old.
Christmene Michel is a sewer and has worked for HP for about 6 years. Before she came to HP she worked in a factory in the capital, Port-Au-Prince, and much prefers the work environment, pace and group of women at HP. She especially likes sewing the nightgowns and zipped pouches.
She lives in Franchipagne, which is about a 30-45 minutes motorcycle taxi ride to work each day. Much too far to walk. She has an 18 year old daughter and adopted her sister’s child.
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