Are you familiar with the Heart of Haiti? I was not until recently, and I want to share this information with you today. It is that time of year when we are all a little more generous, and this is definitely a good cause.
I love the idea of “training” more or less, to help the Haitians use their talents to better their country. Heart of Haiti is helping to rebuild Haiti through “Trade, Not Aid.” In other words, Heart of Haiti is using commerce and culture to create social change.
- Instead of providing one-time funding through charity, Heart of Haiti is creating opportunities for Haitian artisans to earn income with dignity by creating jobs and income for the people of Haiti.
- Through the sale of Heart of Haiti 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.
After reading more about the Heart of Haiti program, I was surprised to learn that each product is made from recycled materials, and that products include vases, candleholders, serving trays, picture frames, mirrors, coasters, necklaces, clutch purses and more!
**I am writing this post to spread the word about Heart of Haiti through a Mom Bloggers Club member program and I will receive a Heart of Haiti pendant as a thank you.