Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Heart of Haiti

As you may remember from a previous post, I really like finding exotic and beautiful gifts that tell a story.  Here's another opportunity for artisans to get their goods and products out to the masses!  This time, I want to tell you about Heart of Haiti, available 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.  Most items in the collection cost between $25 and $60 and are a great way to add those unique pieces (and stories!) to your home.

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.  You really can't go wrong in supporting this program, and the pieces are gorgeous!  Better yet, they're made from recycled materials (So you're supporting upcycling in another country!)

Go check out the pieces, and, if you like, come back here and share with us what your favorite is!

I have written 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.

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