Jetli is an e-commerce company that enables the Diaspora community to connect with family and friends back home. We offer Haitian Diaspora a simple platform and end-to-end service to send packaged goods to loved ones in Haiti. Our service is fast, secure, reliable, and able to cut costs while passing savings onto our customers. Haitians living abroad make vital contributions to Haiti’s economy. Our goal at Jetli is to increase the impact of these contributions, and to provide the Diaspora with greater control of their purchasing power. We are proud to give our customers -who give so much back to their community- the excellent customer service they deserve.
A propos de nous
JETLI est une entreprise, spécialisée en e-commerce, qui connecte les membres de la diaspora à leur famille et leurs amis vivant dans leur pays d’origine. Nous offrons à la diaspora haïtienne une plateforme simple et un service complet pour l’envoi de produits emballés à leurs proches en Haïti. Nous offrons un service rapide, sûr et fiable et disposons d’une stratégie de réductions des coûts favorables à nos clients. Les haïtiens vivant à l’étranger contribuent hautement à l’économie haïtienne et l’objectif de JETLI est d’augmenter l’impact de leurs contributions en offrant à la diaspora un meilleur contrôle du pouvoir d’achat qu’elle génère. Nous sommes fiers de fournir à nos clients, qui donnent tellement en retour à leur communauté, le service de qualité qu’ils méritent.
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Kiyès nou ye
JETLI se yon antrepriz espesyalize nan komès sou entènèt ki konekte manm dyaspora ansanm avèk fanmi epi zanmi ki viv nan peyi dorijin yo. Nou pote bay pou dyaspora ayisyèn yòn platfòm senp ak yon sèvis konplè pou li kapab voye pwodui tou anbale pou moun li yo ki viv nan Peyi Dayiti. Sèvis nou a baze sou rapidite, sekirite ak konfyans epitou li pèmèt kliyan nou yo jwenn bon pri. Ayisyen ki viv lòt bò dlo bay anpil koraj nan ekonomi peyi a e nou menm nan JETLI objektif nou an se ogmante enpak kontribisyon sa yo epitou bay pis kontwòl sou pouvwa dacha moun pa yo. Nou kontan dèske nou bay kliyan nou yo bon jan sèvis paske yo merite li pou tout sipò yo bay kominote yo.
Online Marketplace Looks to Connect Diaspora With Haiti
The story of 2 young Haitian entrepreneurs (Clifford Dessables & Rudy Rocourt)
Haitian-American Entrepreneur Launches Jetli Transfer, “The Future Amazon of the Caribbean”
Haitian entrepreneur Rudy Rocourt is the founder and CEO of Jetli Transfer, an e-commerce business that enables the Haitian Diaspora to send goods and services to their loved
ones in Haiti.
Raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Rudy grew up knowing the true value of the Diaspora sending money. Every year, Haitians abroad contribute 20% of Haiti’s GDP so that people can purchase food, school supplies, and other necessities to transform their lives. In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, Rudy returned to Haiti to head Citibank Haiti’s Treasury department, and quickly realized the incredible impact of Diaspora remittances on the economy.
At this moment, Rudy decided he wanted to leverage technology to offer better services for this $2 billion in underserved markets at home and abroad. The inspiration for Jetli Transfer was born.
Jetli offers affordable products and packages ranging from food, beverages, electronics, and
appliances. Jetli’s uses its platform to connect the Diaspora to local businesses, farmers, and
importers in Haiti. The goods and money sent go directly to the local community, not only
producing sustainable economic growth for the country but also allowing senders to save money
and control their purchasing power. By connecting the Diaspora all over the world to their local
communities, small businesses and farmers are better able to sell their products on a global
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Can you please tell us a little bit about yourself? What is your background?
My name is Rudy Rocourt and I’m the Founder & CEO of Jetli Transfer. I was raised in Port au Prince Haiti for the first 18 years of my life. Then I pursued a major in Economics from the University Albany. Following my undergraduate studies, I pursued my dreams to become a banker in New York. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, I wanted to go back home to help my brothers and sisters and contribute to the country’s development in my own way. I returned home to work for Citibank, where I managed the treasury department. It was there where I truly began to understand the importance of money transfers in the local economy. Money transfers from Haitians living abroad contribute over 20% of the GDP, however, the Haitian Diaspora are the most underserved demographic in our community.
What is JetLi Transfer? What led you to start it? What did it take to get started?
Jetli Transfer is an e-commerce business that enables the Haitian Diaspora to send goods and services to their loved ones in Haiti. The reason I started Jetli Transfer was to leverage technology to offer better services to the diaspora community. Most importantly, I wanted to give Haitians abroad greater control of their purchasing power back home. Starting Jetli was not an easy. It was the boldest decision I’ve taken in my life to quit my job and pursue my entrepreneurial dreams full time. We are a young startup that is doing business in multiple countries. We are building 2 operations, one in the US and the other in Haiti. There are a lot of moving parts and our mission is to provide excellent customer service to our customers.
Haiti is home. Haiti is Lakay. There are so many opportunities in Haiti. There are so many problems to solve. That’s what business is all about. What problems are you solving? Haiti gives you the opportunity to try new things, to think outside the box so you can cultivate new ideas and bring them to reality. Having a business that’s also helping people from the country in where I was raised is a win-win situation. Now I spend my time on something that I’m passionate about and I feel like part of the solution for the future of Haiti.
What social impact do you want to have with your business?
Jetli’s social mission is to connect the Diaspora to local businesses, farmers, and importers in Haiti. The goods and money sent go directly to the local community, not only producing sustainable economic growth for the country but also allowing senders to save money and control their purchasing power. By connecting the Diaspora all over the world to their local communities, small businesses and farmers are better able to sell their products on a global scale. This business model enables the global community of Haitians to reduce food insecurity, provide better education access, and increase disposable income for their loved ones in Haiti.
What advice would you give to a potential entrepreneur in Haiti?
My advice to any potential entrepreneur in Haiti: Learn to be patient. You want to think big but act small. Take your time in learning how the country operates, you have to know when to press on the gas to accelerate growth but also press on the brakes to analyze and pivot your business as necessary. You can leverage the skillsets you have learned in the US, but it’s important to harness new skillsets for Haiti. Don’t try to impose your will, but learn from the country and its people.
Hear more from Rudy on his kreyòl podcast recorded at the Haiti Tech Summit this summer.