A native of Cap-Haitien Haiti, Sandra Florvella- Pierre moved to the United States at 15 years of age. Upon her arrival in the states more specifically in Florida, she felt the need to stay connected with her homeland… Haiti. However, she remain focus on her education. Though faced with challenges of an unfamiliar environment and new culture, Sandra continued on to pursue her dreams by graduating high school and studying Business Administration at Lynn University. She found motivation in her hardworking parents who worked tirelessly for her to have a better future. The motivation didn’t come without strength which she finds in God and those whom she cherished.
As a business woman, Sandra felt the obligation to remain attached to the Haitian culture even in her career. In 2013, after noticing a lack of connectivity between Haitian owned businesses/ Professionals and the Haitian community, Sandra started a movement to promote Haitian Owned Businesses in March 2014. Today Haitian-Businesses.com is extensively popular in the Haitian Community as a bridge to connect, to promote and to support Haitian Businesses. With over 55,000 subscribers. This movement has attracted the attention of not just the Haitians but is also captured the attention and support icons who are well-known friends of a Haiti such as Donna Karan, Petra Nemcova and Rohan Marley son of the great Bob Marley.
With her passion to promote Haiti she toured the United States with the minister of tourism in 2015 and 2016. She now serves as an Event Manager for the Faces Of Haiti worldwide Photo Expo by renowned photographer Samuel Dameus. As a leader, Sandra’s achievements have garnered recognition from the Consulate of Haiti in Miami, Miami Caribbean Code, the Haitian Heritage Museum, Hope for Cities, Haiti Cultural Exchange, Womeneur.com and the MDC TV Show.
Sandra is currently working alongside business owners of the Haitian community around the world as a link to keep them connected on one network. Her platform with Haitian Businesses has become a ground for inspiration, education and collaboration as well. Lastly, She’s also eager to share the taste of Haiti with the rest of the work through her brand new tea company Haitea. The pride bestowed in her from raising the Haitian flag every morning in school as a child, gravitates her passion in dedicating her career to serve the Haitian community. She firmly believes if we support Haitian Businesses we will be strengthened as a community and together we can sustain and revive our Haiti Chérie.