December 1, 2010

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Heart of Haiti

The devastating earthquake of January 2010 has made it virtually impossible for Haitians to make a living. Raw materials have been wiped out, there are a lack of secure and sanitary conditions and little funding to support economic relief.

Through the sale of Heart of Haiti products, artisans are able to earn life-changing income for themselves, their families, and their communities.  This is the first sustainable income since the earthquake.  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 is an 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.

The collection is truly helping the people of Haiti rebuild their lives and communities through commerce and culture.  Not only by buying a piece you are helping the Haiti you are gaining a beautiful work of art.   The pendant below is just $10.  When was the last time you were able to score a beautiful piece of handicraft for such a reasonable price.

Heart of Haiti collection on
  • 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
  • Each product is made from recycled materials.
  • The collection includes 40 different home decor items and accessories
  • Products include vases, candleholders, serving trays, picture frames, mirrors, coasters, necklaces, clutch purses and more
  • Most items fall in the $25-$60 range
Unsure what to buy someone this holiday season?  Why not get them a piece from the Heart of Haiti collection?

Disclosure: In conjunction with writing this post to spread the word about Heart of Haiti through a Mom Bloggers Club member program I am receive a Heart of Haiti pendant as a thank you


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