I’ve added another item to my life list. #44. Do kind things for others.
The devastating earthquake of January 2010 made it virtually impossible for Haitians to make a living. Raw materials were wiped out and there’s a lack of secure and sanitary conditions and little funding to support economic relief.
Through Heart of Haiti and in partnership with Fairwinds Trading and BrandAid Haiti, you can purchase handcrafted masterpieces by Haitian artisans at Macy’s. Purchasing one of these items directly benefits the artisans by allowing them to support their families with dignity and purpose.
Artisans receive 22 percent of the retail price for each item in the collection. This initiative offers the first sustainable income since the earthquake, enabling artisans to repair homes, pay school fees and feed and clothe their families. With steady income comes better nutrition, improved education and access to healthcare.
This initiative empowers people to use their God-given talents to support themselves and grow as a community. How incredibly powerful is that?!