Building a Future through Fair Trade

Chrismene and her husband have two bustling boys whom they would love to give a quality education. However, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, good schooling costs money. Having lost their home in the 2010 earthquake, they didn’t have the money for their sons’ education. That’s when Chrismene got the idea to start selling jewelry. Through her partnership with an American missionary couple residing in Haiti, Chrismene came on our radar. She constructs beautiful earrings and bracelets from recycled paper and locally-sourced beads, rolling her own beads by hand.

The 2010 earthquake in Haiti destroyed many homes and killed upwards of 100,000 people. After the earthquake, almost half of Haiti was unemployed. Haiti’s job market is so unstable that Chrismene’s husband recently lost his job. Thus Chrismene still needs economic assistance to pay for the education of her sons.

Purchasing Chrismene’s jewelry from Jesus’ Economy affirms her work, empowers her, helps her family financially, and contributes towards Haiti’s economy. We can be a part of empowering others from behind a computer, on the other side of the world. You get something beautiful while doing something beautiful for another person. For Chrismene, this process has resulted in a new home. In 2016, a team from the U.S. went down to Haiti to help build Chrismene’s home. Now, with your help, she looks forward to building the education of her sons.

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