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We are

Many Hands International (MHI) started in 2008 with the concept of a kombit, a Haitian term that describes kind of communal undertaking to accomplish a great task. MHI is being directed by an unpaid staff of six individuals and a Board of four members. These individuals devote their time, energy, and resources to establishing and running this organization. MHI is registered in the state of Florida as a public charity. As such, it has a fully functioning board and a formal mission statement.

At Many Hands International, we recognize that it takes MANY hands to make an impact in the lives of our students and their families in Haiti. We need your support, your donations, your HANDS.


Prepare The Youth

Our principal focus is supporting the Ecole Academie Solitarite du Nord school in Cap-Haitien. This school currently educates 186 children.

Provide Education

Our goal is to increase the numbers of children and staff and ultimately expand the curriculum to more vocational and academic pathways.

Provide Resources

In addition of school supplies, we also want to provide two meals a day for our school children, as many of them only eat once a day.

Meet The Team



Lesly Andre

Lesly Andre is the President of Many Hands International. Graduating from Florida International University, Lesly
earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration

with a concentration in business management and international business.



Jordani Pluviose

For over 12 years, Jordani Pluviose has been spearheading Many Hands International, first as founder and then currently as the chairman of the organization. Mr. Pluviose can be credited with sending over 150 underprivileged children to the MHI-sponsored school in Cap Haitian, Haiti.

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Board Member

Dr. Kelly Hernandez

Dr. Kelly Hernandez currently works as an Academic Writing Coach at the Medical Campus of Miami Dade College (MDC). Previous to this position, she worked ten years at MDC in student affairs and curriculum design.

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Board Member

Dominique Okonkwo

In her role as the Director of Business Application Solutions, Dominique Okonkwo’s extensive experience leading and managing high profile, high reward, and strategic technology-driven initiatives continues to support the University of Miami’s creative approach to how they think about information technology at the “U”.

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Board Member

Louis Okonkwo

As the Senior Manager of Reporting & Analytics at Citrix Systems, Louis is responsible for leading and managing a team of data analysts and building the BI strategic roadmap for Finance to improve their ability to report on data and perform deep dive data analysis.

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