Colon’s Journey with Haiti Made: From Student to Manager

In 2023, while still attending school, I embarked on a journey that would not only shape my career but also my perspective on work, teamwork, and dedication. That journey began when I started working part-time for Haiti Made. Today, as a manager at this remarkable organization, I want to share what working for Haiti Made has meant to me and my journey with the company.

The Start of My Haiti Made Journey

Haiti Made offered me my first job experience, a crucial stepping stone in my professional life. However, it wasn’t just the prospect of earning a paycheck that motivated me to join the team. One of the most influential factors was the presence of individuals like Sova, a fellow young man who also worked part-time. Sova was not just a colleague but a mentor, a guiding light for anyone eager to learn and excel in making our products.



The Role of Inspiration

Sova’s dedication and willingness to share his knowledge made a significant impression on me. His work ethic and commitment to helping others succeed inspired me. I strongly desired to learn and adapt, and Sova played a pivotal role in my learning journey. In many ways, he became my mentor, and our partnership in the workplace pushed me to strive for excellence.

The Journey to Becoming a Manager

In January 2023, an incredible opportunity came my way. I was chosen to take on the role of a manager, specifically the production manager, at Haiti Made. This was a momentous milestone in my career, and I was both honored and eager to accept the responsibility.

What I Love About Haiti Made

Haiti Made is more than just a workplace for me; it’s a community of like-minded individuals united by a common goal. What I love most about Haiti Made is the spirit of teamwork that permeates every aspect of our work. We begin each day with a shared moment of prayer, setting a positive tone for the day ahead.

I must also mention the impact of Mr. Will McGinniss, our former CEO, on Haiti Made’s culture. He cared deeply for the entire team and was instrumental in shaping the organization into what it is today. Even though he has moved on from Haiti Made, his legacy endures, and he ensured that the reins were passed on to capable hands.



Describing Haiti Made in My Own Words

If I were to describe Haiti Made in my own words, I would liken it to “a drop of water that fell in a desert.” In a country like Haiti, where political unrest often threatens economic stability, running a business that produces products locally for international markets is no small feat. Yet, against all odds, Haiti Made thrives. It’s a testament to the resilience of our team and the unwavering commitment of our board of directors.

Colon’s Promotion to Manager: From Haiti Operations Manager, Sova

Finally, you might wonder what led to Colon’s promotion from a craftsman to a manager. Colon’s journey at Haiti Made began alongside mine, and his commitment to the job and adherence to the company’s policies made him an indispensable part of the team. His discipline, hard work, and sense of responsibility made him a natural leader. It was only fitting that he was recognized for his dedication and promoted to a managerial role.


Working for Haiti Made has been a transformative experience for me. It has taught me the value of hard work, teamwork, and dedication. It has shown me that a committed group of individuals can make a difference in the face of adversity. My journey from a student to a manager at Haiti Made is a testament to the organization’s belief in its employees and its commitment to fostering growth and success.