Heart of Haiti – A Project Worth Checking Out!

Remember a couple of months back I told you about Heart Of Haiti? No? Well, that’s okay because I’m going to tell you about this amazing organization again. I keep seeing tweets going around on Twitter about trying to spread the word about Heart of Haiti and I believe strongly in the project and wanted to help again.

Do you realize that Wednesday, January 12th marks the one year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake? Despite the tragedy of the earthquake and the devastation it left behind, Haitian artisans are turning raw materials (like wrought iron and recycled oil drums) into beautifully crafted handmade treasures. This is a way to rebuild through “Trade, Not Aid.” In other words, the Heart of Haiti cause  is using commerce and culture to create social change. Pretty amazing, right?

Through the sale of these beautiful products, artisans are able to earn life-changing income for themselves, their families, and their communities. The initiative is enabling artisans to repair homes, pay school fees, and feed and clothe their families. The income also allows them to have access to better nutrition, improved education and healthcare.

The Heart of Haiti collection can be purchased through Macy’s. There is an amazing array of handmade products for the home — quilts, metalwork, ceramics, and paintings — created by Haitian artisans. Each item is designed by a Haitian master artisan and produced by hand in Haiti from recycled materials. Most items fall in the $25-$60 range.
The collection is truly helping the people of Haiti rebuild their lives and communities through commerce and culture.

The Heart of Haiti collection has already led to employment of 350 artists in Haiti and has provided some financial benefits for an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 people in the country!

So why are you still here? Go check out the Heart of Haiti collection and make a purchase. You can buy a gift and help rebuild a country at the same time…how often do you do that?!

And so it goes…

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Comments

  1. What a wonderful cause and pretty bowls. I will definitely check it out!
  2. Thank you again for another beautiful post about Heart of Haiti! Keep Haiti in your thoughts!

    britton
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