Tis the season of giving and I’d love to share with you a very special program I just learned about called Heart of Haiti.
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.
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. Each item is designed by a master Haitian artist and made by hand in Haiti and each product is made from recycled materials.
Macy’s is offering the Heart of Haiti Collection on the website. Be sure to check it out and “give twice” by crossing someone off your list with one of these beautiful items.
I am writing this post to help spread the word about Heart of Haiti through a Mom Bloggers Club member program. I may receive a Heart of Haiti pendant as a thank you.