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The Karibbean Restaurant: Building a more welcoming and inclusive community through food

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Building a more welcoming and inclusive community through food.

$9,650

Funds Raised

$10,000

Funding Goal

Mar 2023

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$9,650

Funds Raised

$10,000

Funding Goal

Mar 2023

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Raised Percent :
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Campaign Story

The Karibbean restaurant, based in Lebanon, NH, serves up fresh Haitian & Jamaican dishes every day. Owned and operated by Carline Roberge and Balvin Bowen, they also offer delicious food at the Lebanon Farmers Market and an arts & craft shop.

 

The Karibbean restaurant in Lebanon is far from Haiti and Jamaica, but you wouldn’t know it by tasting the food. You really can’t go wrong here, but a standout is the jerk pork served with Haitian-style rice and beans (diri kole). There’s also jerk chicken, stewed oxtail, fish steamed with butter, onion, garlic, coconut milk and okra, Caribbean pumpkin soup and more great dishes to try. Or maybe just stop in for your morning caffeine dose with their authentic Haitian coffee”

 

~ New Hampshire Magazine’s Best of NH 2022 Pizzerias & Ethnic Food Restaurants

 

“Carline considers her family and friends her top priorities in life, along with providing support for organi­zations in her native Haiti. For example, proceeds from the sale of artworks and crafts in Karibbean Coffee Shop support tuition payments for Haitian school children, and for purchasing much needed supplies for the general hospital in Haiti. Carline regularly hosts her children’s friends, serving up whatever food fits the bill for the day. ‘My door is always open for friends and family to visit and share a meal. No appointment needed!’”

 

~ New Americans Making It Work

Your support will help Carline and Balvin move forward with a new location, offering you a better experience with ample parking. They’ll use the funds raised to purchase and install an outdoor grease trap.

Support The Karribean today!

Campaign Contributions

Name Location Date
Rachel Wassel Hartford, VT March 01, 2023
Carole Bibeau Norwich, VT March 01, 2023
Rebecca Chollet White River Jct, VT March 01, 2023
Anonymous WRJ, VT March 01, 2023
Ellen Hubbell West Lebanom, NH February 28, 2023
Georgia Tuttle, MD Lebanon, NH February 28, 2023
Alana Redden South Newfane, VT February 28, 2023
Allan Reetz Meriden, NH February 28, 2023
Eric Bauernschmidt West Windsor, VT February 28, 2023
Anne Marie Coulter Thetford Center, VT February 28, 2023
Kirk Baird Lebanon, NH February 28, 2023
Nancy LaRowe Norwich, VT February 27, 2023
bill chabot canaan, NH February 27, 2023
Laramie, WY February 27, 2023
Christina Hill Charlestown, NH February 27, 2023
Michelle Beaudin Landaff, NH February 27, 2023
Consultant Squared West Lebanon, NH February 27, 2023
Anonymous Hanover, NH February 27, 2023
Martha Rich Enfield, VT February 27, 2023
Anonymous Thetford Center, VT February 27, 2023
Anonymous Thetford Center, VT February 27, 2023
Margo Nutt Norwich, VT February 27, 2023
Mel Hall White River Junction, VT February 27, 2023
Anonymous Norwich, VT February 27, 2023
Anonymous Perkinsville, VT February 27, 2023
Anonymous South Strafford, VT February 27, 2023
Anonymous Windsor, VT February 27, 2023
Betty Berlenbach Perkinsville, VT February 27, 2023
Liora Alschuler East Thetford, VT February 27, 2023
Dale Copps ENFIELD, NH February 27, 2023
Karen Harris Norwich, VT February 27, 2023
Anonymous Canaan, NH February 21, 2023
allen swartz East Thetford, VT February 20, 2023
Michele Chalice Keene, NH February 19, 2023
Gigi Gallaway Quechee, VT February 17, 2023
LINDA HALLOCK Cornish, NH February 17, 2023
fiona heaney Hanover, VT February 17, 2023
Anonymous Lyme, NH February 17, 2023
David Johnson Lebanon, NH February 11, 2023
Anonymous Lebanon, NH February 05, 2023
Samantha Davidson Green Plainfield, NH February 03, 2023
Sherry and Meg Boschert/Newman Lebanon, NH February 01, 2023
Laney Sammons Thetford Center, VT January 31, 2023
Debra Kraemer Thetford Center, VT January 31, 2023
Jill Marshall Plainfield, NH January 31, 2023
Andrew Daubenspeck Lebanon, VT January 31, 2023
Anonymous Hanover, NH January 31, 2023
Anonymous Fort Lauderdale, VT January 29, 2023
Judith Bush West Lebanon, NH January 27, 2023
Anonymous hanover, NH January 27, 2023
Anonymous Lebanon, NH January 27, 2023
Robert Leach West Lebanon, NH January 27, 2023
Anonymous WRJ, VT January 27, 2023
Susan Almy Lebanon, NH January 26, 2023
Anonymous Grantham, NH January 26, 2023
Heidi Reiss – Local Real Estate agent Etna, NH January 26, 2023
Clifford Cary Lebanon, NH January 26, 2023
Laura McPherson Lebanon, NH January 26, 2023
Anonymous Lebanon, NH January 26, 2023
Anonymous HANOVER, NH January 26, 2023
Anonymous Lebanon, NH January 26, 2023
Anonymous Lebanon, NH January 26, 2023
Anonymous Lebanon, NH January 26, 2023
Anonymous Thetford Center, VT January 26, 2023
WHITE RIV JCT, VT January 26, 2023
Judith Randall White River Jct, VT January 26, 2023
Joanne Needham White River Junction, VT January 26, 2023
Britton Mann Etna, NH January 26, 2023
Anonymous Woodstock, VT January 26, 2023
Keith & Heather Grohbrugge Grantham, NH January 20, 2023
Lisa Cannon Bridgewater Corners, VT January 17, 2023
Lianne Moccia LEBANON, NH January 16, 2023
Debbie-Ingrid Diegoli-Anderson Springfield, VT January 16, 2023
Anonymous ENFIELD, NH January 16, 2023
Anonymous Hanover, NH January 16, 2023
Chris Bentivoglio Hanover, VT January 16, 2023
Gail and McPeek ENFIELD, NH January 16, 2023
Rebecca Chollet White River Jct, VT January 16, 2023
Aileen Eagleton Hanover, NH January 16, 2023
Mitze Bender North Sutton, NH January 16, 2023
Peter Logan West Fairlee, VT January 16, 2023
Diana Garcia-Lavigne Sharon, VT January 16, 2023
Angela Koenig Hanover, NH January 16, 2023
Anonymous Newbury, VT January 16, 2023
Erin McCabe Canaan, VT January 15, 2023
Doreen Schweizer Lebanon, VT January 15, 2023
Anonymous West Lebanon, NH January 15, 2023
Margaret Williamson Lebanon, VT January 15, 2023
Michael Dann Enfield, NH January 15, 2023
Jessica Fielding Canaan, NH January 14, 2023
Anonymous East Thetford, VT January 13, 2023
Jessie Eisendrath White River Junction, VT January 13, 2023
Brian Clancy Lebanon, NH January 13, 2023
Christine Clisura Meriden, NH January 13, 2023
Andy Friedland Norwich, VT January 12, 2023
Peter and Laurie Mason-Harding Lebanon, NH January 12, 2023
Michael Goudzwaard White River Junction, VT January 12, 2023
Aleen Cunningham Etna, NH January 12, 2023
Giavanna Munafo White River Junction, VT January 12, 2023
Clifford Cary Lebanon, NH January 12, 2023
Anonymous Woodstock, VT January 12, 2023
Don and Pat Glowa-Kollisch Hanover, NH January 12, 2023
Erika Moen West Lebanon, NH January 12, 2023
Anonymous W. Lebanon, VT January 12, 2023
Joyce Mechling Hanover, NH January 12, 2023
Amanda Plagge Etna, NH January 12, 2023
Tamara Barry Etna, NH January 12, 2023
Timothy Van leer Hanover, NH January 12, 2023
Peter Brink Norwich, VT January 12, 2023
Anonymous Sunapee, NH January 12, 2023
Sherry Fiore Lebanon, NH January 12, 2023
Anonymous Canaan, NH January 12, 2023
Elizabeth Eccles Norwich, VT January 12, 2023
Douglas Madory Lebanon, NH January 12, 2023
Janelle Sahutski Quechee, VT January 12, 2023
David Kahn Lyme, NH January 12, 2023
Skye Murray White River Junction, VT January 12, 2023
Anonymous Windsor, VT January 08, 2023
Susan Darling White river junction, VT January 07, 2023
Philip Rentz West Lebanon, NH January 06, 2023
susan johnson white river junction, VT January 06, 2023
Jenny Levy Hanover, NH January 06, 2023
Daniel Intraub West Lebanon, NH January 05, 2023
Heather Jones Claremont, NH January 04, 2023
Katie McMurray West Lebanon, NH January 02, 2023
Jesse Nebres New York, NY December 31, 2022
Balvin Bowen West Lebanon, NH December 31, 2022
Amayo Bassey Hanover, NH December 31, 2022
Anonymous West Lebanon, NH December 25, 2022
Cori Hirai West Lebanon, NH December 19, 2022
Maxine Hamilton Lauderdale Lakes, FL December 15, 2022
Bruce McDowell Lebanon, NH December 13, 2022
Wendy Jackson South Woodstock, VT December 13, 2022
Kim Souza White River Junction, VT December 11, 2022
Martha Richards White River Junction, VT December 09, 2022
Karen Diop Brownsville, VT December 09, 2022
Christine Geisler Bridgewater Corners, VT December 09, 2022
Anonymous West Lebanon, NH December 02, 2022
Anonymous Lebanon, NH December 02, 2022
Gwendolyn Bernard Lebanon, NH December 02, 2022
Anonymous West Lebanon, NH December 02, 2022
Anonymous West Lebanon, NH November 25, 2022
Jen Risley Keene, NH November 25, 2022

Campaign Updates

  • Past the 75% Mark

    We are so very grateful to everyone who has supported our campaign so far.  We’re now at 76% of our crowdfunding goal, with about a week left.  Please share this campaign with a friend today!  https://uppervalley.thelocalcrowd.coop/campaign/karibbean/

  • Great News from The Karibbean

    Balvin Bowen of The Karibbean in Lebanon, NH would like to share the good news of a successful crowdfunding campaign and send his many thanks to all folks who contributed. He raised close to $1o,000!

    Balvin told us that he had heard about fundraising through websites like GoFundMe, but had never worked with something like The Local Crowd’s crowdfunding platform that helped reach new donors and kept supporters in the loop with updates throughout the campaign. He will install a new grease trap at the restaurant and make a few other renovations.

    The community’s support means a lot to him, and he is excited to welcome folks back to the restaurant to sample some of his delicious local food once these installations are complete.

Campaign Discussion

2 reviews for The Karibbean Restaurant: Building a more welcoming and inclusive community through food

  1. Sherry

    Delicious food and kind people. Exactly what we want in Lebanon. Let’s support the Karibbean restaurant.

  2. Joyce Mechling

    Delicious food!

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