Etienne, Bohan, and Duval have clearly chosen to treat Haiti’s youth as an asset, rather than a liability, by proactively fostering the talent that already exists there. These entrepreneurs teach us that leveraging Haiti’s potential requires empathy, and a crucial element of empathy is the humility to recognize that relative wealth and power do not privilege pity. Local entrepreneurs must lead development efforts, and the international community can best contribute to this by supporting this growing number of business and social entrepreneurs.