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Hope Through Education, Project Haiti

Every year, Shopping for a Change participates in a community service project that will help build our artisan communities. This year, we are combining efforts with our artisan partner, Haiti Babi. Every 2017 purchase will directly contribute to the education of children in Haiti next year!

Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. A whopping 80% of Haiti’s residents live in poverty. Since then, Haiti has endured two major earthquakes, three major hurricanes, and a cholera epidemic.

There are thousands of children in orphanages, 80% percent of whom have living parents who can’t afford to keep their families together. They can’t afford access to health, education, or social services.

By partnering with our artisan partner, Haiti Babi, we will help bring an education to nearly 40 of our artisans’ children there. By purchasing a fair trade Haiti Babi product through us, you empower a mom and artisan in Haiti to care for her children and keep them out of orphanages. By purchasing any product we carry, you directly fund a Haitian education in 2018.

Isn’t it poetic that by purchasing handcrafted baby blankets, baby hats, and onesies from women in Haiti, we are creating a future for their babies and Haiti? And now, when you go Shopping for a Change in 2017, whether it’s to buy fair trade gifts that give back for friends, family, and colleagues, or whether it’s to get that something special for yourself, you’ll be helping children in Haiti, the children of our artisans, get an education.