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Christophe Nicaise, Singing Rooster co-founder and Molly Friedrich-Nicaise’s husband, inspects machinery at a coffee farm in Haiti. Singing Rooster buys green coffee beans from six Haitian farmer co-ops, representing thousands of farmers. Nicaise visits Haiti at least once a month. (Photo courtesy Singing Rooster)

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While Molly Friedrich-Nicaise and her husband, Christophe Nicaise, were volunteering in Haiti on a mission trip in 2009, they noticed one thing about many of the groups who work there.


“A lot of nonprofits go into the community, then leave,” Friedrich-Nicaise said.

That process creates a cycle of economic progress for families while the nonprofit is in Haiti, followed by poverty once volunteers head home, Friedrich-Nicaise said.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.