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Ralf Etienne is a survivor of the earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010. As a result of the earthquake, he lost his left leg, and at that point he realized that his life needed to have a different purpose: serving people and bringing glory to God. With the help of a very generous orthopedic surgeon who had come to Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake, he made it to the United States and enrolled at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana, where he studied Economics, Management, Globalization and Pre-Medicine.

With the support of generous friends throughout the United States who believed that he could have a huge positive impact on Haiti, he had returned to Haiti countless times for humanitarian trips and to participate in research in order to establish institutions and programs to improve the quality of life of his people. Rebuilding Haiti has roofed hundreds of houses from devastating hurricanes, rebuilt homes from destructive earthquakes, run many medical treatment programs, developed churches and a children's center.

Since then, Ralf has graduated from one of the nation's  top 15 business schools, UNC Kenan-Flagler business school. Ralf is now an investment banker in New York City. He works as an Associate of Bank Of America. Ralf continues to pursue empowering the people of Haiti, and looks to develop more robust economic programs for the people of Haiti on top of expanding children centers, creating more US partnerships, and connecting churches and the people of Haiti.


Ralf Etienne, Founder of Rebuilding Haiti

Rebuilding Haiti President, Ralf Etienne, in a presentation he made at Taylor University in Indiana (February 2019).

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