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.
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.
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.
Check out the Heart of Haiti collection at Macy's here.
Now you can give your loved ones gifts of unique artistry while also helping Haitian artisans to rebuild their lives. It's worth a look!
Disclosure: I am writing this post to spread the word about Heart of Haiti through a Mom Bloggers Club member program and will receive a Heart of Haiti pendant as a thank you. No other monetary consideration is involved.