Haitian native, Lynn staffer and local author develops Proud Haitian i-Phone app

The app explores Haiti’s history, culture, people and cuisine

Published Nov. 29, 2011

Yanatha DesouvreYanatha Desouvre is a Haitian-American, support technician in Lynn University’s IT department and 2010 MBA Lynn alumnus, who doubles as a performance poet, writer and published author. As if that was not enough, he recently unveiled his new i-Phone app, Proud Haitian.

With the Proud Haitian app, available in the iTunes store for $1.99, people can learn more about Haiti’s history, culture, people and cuisine – including a map to authentic Haitian restaurants located throughout the United States.

“It is an educational, empowering and entertaining app that enables Haitians and non-Haitians to see and experience The Republic of Haiti from a different perspective,” said Desouvre. “The purpose of the app is to let people know that this small island of Haiti had a huge positive impact on how North and South America are shaped today and that is something to be proud of.”

Although Haiti is often referred to as the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere and suffered through a devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010, Desouvre points out the country's long and proud history.

“Haiti is the second oldest independent nation in the Western Hemisphere,” said Desouvre. “On Jan. 1, the Republic of Haiti will celebrate its 208th anniversary of independence from France.”

You can download the Proud Haitian app to learn more.