Haitian Women Providing for their Children through Sewing

Sunday, July 4, 2010

I was sent this fabulous site by one of our Dolly Donations friends and had to share it with you all.

Haiti Projects is a Sewing Cooperative started in 1996 to provide local Haitian women with the work they need to earn a living. They offer beautiful quality items sewn and embroidered with skill, love and care. These are “not hand-outs”. Eighty women work very hard to sustain their families without the need for charity.

“(They work) in Fond des Blancs, Haiti, a poor, mountainous area 75 miles west of Port au Prince. Most of the inhabitants of Fond des Blancs live, with their impoverished children, on less than one US dollar a day.”

The women receive 100% of the proceeds from sales enabling them to feed their children and send them to school.

So the next time you need to buy a gift for someone’s birthday, Christmas, or just something special for yourself, why not check out what they have instead of ending up at the same old high street stores…… I know i will :)

Have a wonderful Week, and Happy Sewing!

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