Marie Joelle Lafontant: Baker
Marie loves to bake. She started her small business by baking muffins to sell in the market. Marie has a physical disability that does not allow her to go to the market herself, so she hired an employee to assist her. As a SEED beneficiary, her small business is not only providing her an income, but also helping to provide an income for a fellow Haitian. Marie hopes to one day expand her baking business into wedding cakes.
“UMCOR showed me how to build a business and how to talk with my customers; so I learned a lot. Now I’m trying to do what they taught me!”
Photo: Mike DuBose/UMNS