Seen Around Washington DC: Heart of Haiti

by ichoosethesun

Last week I had the pleasure of attending Macy’s Heart of Haiti event. The event was to introduce some of the newest pieces of the Heart of Haiti collection, a collection of handmade products by Haitian artisans that provides them with much-needed sustainable income particularly in the aftermath of last year’s earthquake. Although the rest of the world has seemingly moved on from the devastating effects of last January’s natural disaster, the Haitian people continue to struggle with rebuilding their country.
The event began with a welcome from the initiative’s founders Willa Shalit of Fair Winds Trading and Laura Graham of The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund as well as the Ambassador of Haiti, however the highlight of the evening was the presence of artisan Pascale. To meet one of these artisans in person and hear about how this initiative has personally impacted her was truly  humbling and inspiring. The nature of this “Trade, Not Aid”  initiative has been successful in giving the people of Haiti a way to improve not only th eir lives but also their communities.


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