As a ministry of Baptist Haiti Mission, our mission is to see lives transformed by successfully executing our three areas of emphasis: job creation, training and development, and life change.
Introducing and promoting positions, spanning a wide range of roles and possibilities to grow in knowledge and skill, in the retail and hospitality industries.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Providing opportunities, through training, to women and men in the communities in which we serve, to pursue careers in retail, hospitality, and management. Developing training programs that encourage growth and leadership, and can be fully run by people in those communities.
Through the pursuit of freedom in Jesus Christ, we model a discipleship-based community that overflows into the lives of those with whom we serve and do business. We desire to see lives changed by creating a work environment in which our employees and customers experience transformational hope.
Mountain Made started in the 1960’s when a few ladies in the community began to learn to sew and sold their products to passers-by. It was a small venture at first, with a limited selection of embroidered products and a small tea room that served tea and granola cookies. As the location became more and more well known, artisans from all over the country came to sell their products.
A building was constructed with design input from Albert Mangonès, the creator of the famous Neg Mawon statue in Port-Au-Prince. He designed a three peaked roof that resembled the mountains of Haiti, solidifying the identity of Mountain Made in concrete and iron. An open-air dining room was also constructed so customers could enjoy food paired with the cool mountain air and an uninhibited view of the peaks across the valley. Then, greenhouses began growing trees, flowers, and other products to sell to farmers in the surrounding mountains. By the end of the 1960’s, Mountain Made was a one-stop shop with a restaurant, bakery, retail store, and garden center.
To this day, Mountain Made is an iconic stop on the Route de Kenscoff. Customer’s will soon enjoy new menu options in a completely redesigned cafè and restaurant, and and all new farmer’s market.