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Hope in Haiti

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Betty Apron
Some of the women with the products they made.

I recently had the opportunity to work with a women's cooperative and training program in Haiti and was so impressed by their enthusiasm, skill, and creativity. In a small building that was not much more than a few wooden poles and tarps, a group of about 50 women have been holding classes and making products that they hope will give them an income to support their families. It was my pleasure to help train and work with such a wonderful group of women that reminded me of our important role as consumers in the USA.

One of the teacher's home and her daughter - showing off her hand embroidery skills.
Typical Rural Haiti

Sewing Class
Haitian Hand Embroidery
Top student with her apron.
Classes were held in a very rustic 'building'

Haiti is known for their traditional hand embroidery - so stay tuned for some great hand made accessories. Here is a sneak peak - recycled earrings made by the men's cooperative there.