(This is one entry in a series about fair trade artisans around the world. They are all employed by groups partnering with Trades of Hope, with which I’m a Compassionate Entrepreneur. The text in these entries are the words of Trades of Hope. If you purchase any Trades of Hope product after clicking a link in this entry, I receive a commission. Please see my World Changer post for more info.)
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with 80% of residents living in poverty. Women like Nathalie are overcoming this crisis by earning a sustainable wage as they make beautiful jewelry for Trades of Hope.
As one of eight siblings, Nathalie has lived in Port-au-Prince her whole life. This very motivated young woman takes pride in making beautiful, quality jewelry as an artisan and is thankful to have this steady work for the past 4 years. When she’s not working, she enjoys relaxing, music, bible study, and going to church, as well as trying new foods!
The shop in which Nathalie works enjoys a very family-like environment that provides additional benefits to the artisans: a daily meal, educational classes, healthcare, access to fresh produce, and participation in a savings program where her contributions are matched!
The Revival Earrings are one of the products made by Nathalie and her coworkers. Made from upcycled steel oil drums, mixed metal, and ethically-sourced cow horn, these unique drop hoops are the perfect addition to any outfit! The earrings measure approximately 2 ½” and vary in shape and color due to the natural materials used.
Your purchases are breaking the cycle of poverty in Haiti!