Louis has dedicated his life to human-centered humanitarian response and community development. Through approaches focus on design thinking allowing people affected by poverty to think beyond their confined boundaries, capacity building that builds on local ownership and strength, he enabled women and men in many places in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean Islands, Latin-America, and poor communities in United States to design innovative solutions that deepen community resiliency, reduce vulnerabilities and respond to real human challenges.
Today, Louis continues to walk with God's people that are facing poverty around the world. His commitment to community development, women ownership of the ponds and the rods, education of young girls, value chain and market access for agriculture products, entrepreneurship and economic livelihoods supported by micro-finance led him to the most remote, yet amazing and beautiful parts of the world. He facilitated the development and creation of the coffee enterprise KOOPCAB in Belle-Anse, the Women Banks of Dakar (Senegal) and Thiotte (Haiti), the Ecological Housing Village in Gressier, Haiti; the forest protection projects at Foret des Pins and Macaya; the Bridge to Hope Financial Enterprise in Los Angeles, the extension of the Urban Coalition and Upward Bound program in Los Angeles and Inglewood, California. He directed the entire operations of the Lutheran World Federation post Haiti earthquake. And he recently led the entire World Vision International Response Team in South Sudan.
His encounters with people in these many places make him cognizant of importance of context, culture, customs, and history. Its bring him an understanding of human conditions in context. Through his love of photography, he reveals the best part and the untold stories of these places that he invites you to uncover.
He is fluent in Creole, English, French, and Spanish. He possesses a good working knowledge of Wolof, Italian and Portuguese.
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