501(c)3 Non-Profit empowering the poor in Haiti

Empowering Artisans

Saturday was a big day for us. We had a booth at the Quisqueya Christian School Christmas Bazaar. Since most of the jewelry that our artisans make gets flown stateside, our ladies ( and young men too) never get the opportunity first hand to see their jewelry sell. I asked the ladies who might be willing to go with me early and set up and sit there the whole day in the hot sun and sell stuff.. not knowing whether the day might be a sucess or not. They ALL came.. they ALL stayed the whole day. It was wonderful. The booth was a success. We got so many comments about the jewelry, about the purpose behind the jewelry (helping families stay intact and afloat), and we sold a bunch of stuff. It got the ladies so pumped and I just know that it was so honoring to them to have people of clout here in Haiti treat them with respect and dignity. They weren’t getting handouts from rich white people and bourgious Haitians.. they were earning their money from their talent and creativity. They were businesswomen! What a refreshing moment for them. I was so very proud of them! Here’s to many more moments of dignity and respect!

3 Comments
  1. That sounds so empowering. I'm doing my best to sell for them here as well. Can't wait to see the new paper jewelry Lisa is sending our way. I'm going to show it to folks up and down the West Coast.

  2. There are tears in my eyes…how wonderful it is that you are helping these women. How wonderful for the accomplishments they are able to experience. and the best of all that they can afford to keep their families intact. God is Good

  3. There are tears in my eyes…how wonderful it is that you are helping these women. How wonderful for the accomplishments they are able to experience. and the best of all that they can afford to keep their families intact. God is Good

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