11/8/10

Beautiful items for a great cause

My friend, Chantal, is involved with this wonderful organization.
From the Haiti Projects, Inc. website:
“Handmade items are made by the women of Fond des Blancs, Haiti. Proceeds from the sale go directly back to these women and their community. The Sewing Cooperative was started in 1996 to provide women with the work they need to earn a living. Today eighty women are employed at the cooperative. Washing, is still done by hand and so is ironing with charcoal irons. In spite of difficult circumstances, women at the cooperative use their embroidery skills to produce heirloom-quality items of great beauty.

The Sewing Cooperative is a program of Haiti Projects, Inc., a non-profit, charitable corporation registered in Massachusetts. It operates in Fonds des Blancs, Haiti, a poor, mountainous area 75 miles west of Port au Prince. Most of the inhabitants of Fonds des Blancs live with their impoverished children on less than one US dollar a day. Haiti Projects’ mission is to fight poverty by creating the means through which people can help themselves.

100% of the proceeds from sales goes back to the women at the cooperative who, thanks to you, are able to feed their children and send them to school.”

“Empower a women, raise a family and lift a village.”

Available for purchase here.

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