Zesa Raw Trading Post Corp.




St. Marc

Grant Amount

$ 85,729



Production and commercialization of the traditional haitian "rapadou" cane sugar


Zesa Raw is a start-up privately-held company, operating within a Triple Bottom line framework that fosters economic development in Haiti, Costa Rica and Columbia while espousing corporate responsibility, improving working conditions and wage standards. The enterprise created an innovative way of redesigning, packaging and branding a century old product "Rapadou" (unrefined cane sugar sweetener) to the modern and forward health conscious consumer who are seeking quality coffee, healthier sugar and cocoa.

Grant Funds

LEAD grant funds will be used to buy equipment

Jobs created

Administrative and technical support staff, suppliers, salesmen and distributors