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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, CLOTIDE

Clotide Achille, Photo Credit: Etant Dupain

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Mwen kontan fè nou fè konesans ak Clotide Achille, 58 lane, Madan Sara depi 27 lane. Clotide se manman 5 timoun, Clotide se yon nan Madan Sara pi ansyen nan mache Tèt Dlo, nan Petyonvil. Malerezman, Clotide pèdi mari l depi lane 1997, men Clotide grandi e fè edikasyon tout pitit li e kontinye ak biznis li. Clotide se karaktè prensipal dokimantè Madan sara. Clotide se egzanp vi van kontribisyon fanm nan sosyete an e pouvwa fanm Ayisyen.

Jodi a se fèt manman. Mwen envite nou gade trailer Madan Sara pandan n’ap swete Clotide ak tout lòt manman bòn fèt.


This Mother’s Day, it’s my pleasure to introduce to you Clotide Achille, who is 58 years old and has been a Madan Sara, or a vendor in Haiti’s informal markets, for 37 years. Clotide is the mother of five children and one of the Madan Sara who has worked the longest in the Tèt Dlo outdoor market, located in Petionville, Haiti. When Clotide’s husband died in 1997, she was left to raise her children as a single mother, and she ensured their education was paid all while working around the clock to run her business. Clotide’s story is at the heart of the Madan Sara documentary. She is a living example of the strength and power that Haitian women carry within this society.

Today, on Haitian Mother’s Day, I invite you all to watch the Madan Sara trailer and hope that you will join me in wishing Clotide, and all other mothers, a very happy Mother’s Day.