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
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. One of the major concerns of Haitian consumers is the lack of trust and transparency when purchasing goods online. Jetli solves that problem by providing secure and safe payment processors.
Jetli has also established a logistic center in Haiti that will allow all their deliveries to made in less than 48 hours. By developing a logistic center Rudy has created jobs and also began to establish an entire network of delivery that can be used throughout the Caribbean diaspora. By merging his passion for financial inclusion and fintech, Rudy seeks to grow Jetli to be the primer marketplace for the Haitian and Caribbean diaspora that will not only provide quality products but uplift and empower future generations.