Guy Alex Jean, student, 20 years old
5 sisters and brothers.
Education:
Attends local public school.
Passions:
Soccer, surfing
Story:
Alex’s parents are working to provide for their family. His father is a fisherman and not very often home and his mother is running a small food stall in the street. His family often has problems with money.
Alex has surfed since he was 9 years old on a piece of wood.
Now, with the creation of Surf Haiti, Alex is surfing on a real surf board.
Alex dreams of becoming a doctor or a software engineer. He wants to wait to get married until he is 80 years old. He wants to travel, to know other realities, to have other experiences.
Surf Haiti:
Alex thinks that surfing will bring positive development for the area and that it is important that Surf Haiti attracts international visitors to show that Haïti is not just a poor country, but that Haïti is a country which can offer a lot to foreigners.
Surfing:
For Alex, surfing has shown him new and different aspects of life: new knowledge, new way of life, new friends and a deepened respect for the environment.
He would like to learn other languages in order to better communicate with tourists.

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Mano

Emmanuel Andris, 25 years old, surfing since 2011
6 brothers and sisters
Education:
Graduated from high school.
Graduated with a 2 year degree in Audio Engineering.
Passions:
Surf, soccer, women & music
Story:
Mano would like to be independent but is currently living with his mother and brother. His father died when he was 15 years old. Mano feels that he has a good life but the problem is finding a job.
Mano is passionate about music and would like to work in a recording studio. He doesn’t want to be married until he has a job.
Surf Haiti:
Brings Mano hope, friends, a new way of life, spirit and knowledge.
Hopes that Surf Haiti will develop surf tourism in the area and opportunities for travel through Surf Haiti.
Surfing:
Mano would like to teach the young kids in the area to surf so that they can be better than him and to provide them with opportunities. Surf is...good health, good mentality and respect of the environment. “It’s cool man!”

Samuel Jules, 18 years old
Lives with his mother and father and 5 sisters.
Education:
Attends local public school.
Passions:
Surfing, soccer, school
He would like to go to university, work in an office one day and to develop an activity in the area through Surf Haiti.
Surf Haiti:
Samuel is sure that the association can create activities to develop the area for the benefit of the local population.
Surfing:
He says that he feels so good in the water and that he wants more people to join Surf Haiti.

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