”..just because it leaves our minds doesn’t mean it leaves our hearts.” -Fadra Nally
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Check out award-winning journalist Jeannette Kaplun’s account of a life changing trip to Haiti. #Bloggers4Haiti #HeartofHaiti
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Working, Not Begging in Haiti -
“We don’t want to be beggars.” She almost spat it out but with the reserved dignity of a wounded queen. “We want to be in business with you.”
Check out Willa Shalit’s discoveries on her trip to Haiti.
A visit to the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, proves that Haiti needs to "...build capacity, create sustainable progress, and foster self sufficiency."
While many had the urge after the earthquake to donate clothes and goods, many of them end up being resold on the street. This can take away from the jobs of other local retailers and seamstresses.
The Dam Dam are a group of women who have been taught how to make papier mache home decor. As a community the women each play a part in the creation of every item. They have learned that in order to succeed they must all focus on their strengths in the production of their crafts. Older women participate in the less labor intensive tasks and those who have an eye for design focus on painting.
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