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Haiti: Madan Sara women

A film about extraordinary women in the informal economy



The Madan Sara are at the forefront of a battle for a more robust and inclusive economy in Haiti.

The women known as Madan Sara in Haiti work tirelessly to buy, distribute, and sell food and other essentials in markets through the country. Despite all of the obstacles faced by the women working in a sector that lacks investment, infrastructure and state assistance, the Madan Sara continue to be one of the most critical parts of the Haitian economy and of who we are as a country.

The ‘Madan Sara’ film tells the stories of these indefatigable women who work at the margins to make Haiti’s economy run. Despite facing intense hardship and social stigma, the hard work of the Madan Sara puts their children through school, houses their families, and helps to ensure a better life for generations to come. This film amplifies the calls of the Madan Sara as they speak directly to society to share their dreams for a more just Haiti.

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The film-makers say: ‘Our goal is to create a film that serves as a powerful tool that can be used in Haiti and beyond to help gain support and visibility for the struggle of the Madan Sara. And now, after a year of hard work, we have wrapped up shooting and are preparing to finalize the film. They have appealed for help:Follow this link to learn more and give what you can today.

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