Daphnee Pierre is a native born Haitian who migrated to the United States in 1993. As a youth growing up in the U.S, she consistently invested in her Haitian roots: from participating in the Haitian Club in high school, to celebrating Haitian Flag Day with her Church in Brooklyn, NY, or engaging in lively discussions about the history of Haiti with friends.
As she got older, that wasn’t enough – she needed to do more. That’s when she discovered that sharing her culture through culinary expertise was the niche she needed, and the rest fell into place. When she moved from NYC to Minnesota, food became the way she introduced many to her Haitian Culture. She is a proud owner of a catering company specializing in Haitian Creole Cuisine and an American Soldier, a Sergeant with the Minnesota Army National Guard.
In 2009, she reached out to Haiti Outreach and fell in love with their work.
“It’s an organization that believes in development, reaching beyond the bandage and cleaning out a wound. We often hear “Water is Life”; now imagine not having access to it daily. That is the life for many in Haiti. Over the past 20 years, Haiti Outreach has served in Pignon, Haiti and beyond, focusing on Clean Water, Education and Economic Development. Haiti Outreach, provided clean water to more than 300 communities and the work is not over.”
Lastly, as a Haitian-American, she believes in a better Haiti, a more developed Haiti. “It is my duty to do what I can to see it become a reality. I am asking you, my friends and family, to help me reach this goal.” The goal is to raise $15,000 for Daphnee’s Adopt-a-Well.