At age 29, Laure Bottinelli is one of the very few foreign women under 30 years old who has founded a Haitian business. Before launching ANACAONA Community in January 2016, Laure spent 5 years working as a Water, Hygiene and Sanitation specialist with different Non- Governmental Organizations around the globe. In 2012, Laure arrived in Haiti to work on the cholera outbreak response. Three years later, she felt the need to be involved differently with the Haitian people. With her 2 other partners and the help of 25 Haitian hotels, she launched the 1st soap upcycling social initiative in the Caribbean. ANACAONA Community is the first soap upcycling social business in Haiti and the Caribbean. Its activities focus on 3 issues: environmental protection, waterborne disease reduction and women empowerment. Part of the recycled soap is distributed in vulnerable communities while another part is refined and sold in boutiques in Haiti and abroad.