Over two centuries ago, Marie Claire Heureuse Félicité Bonheur Dessalines, the first empress of Ayiti (Haiti), began the tradition of distributing Soup Joumou across the island.
Her mission was to honor this renewed freedom for many Haitians by promoting health, education, and justice. She and her team would prepare Freedom Soup every year, in its authentic fashion, without meat.
After preparations were complete, they would travel to various corners of Ayiti and distribute to those who did not have the resources to prepare among themselves.
Soup would be shared from sun up until sun down and lasted for the entire first week of the month. This is the legacy FONDASYON FELICITEE carries forward!