Meet Joseu, An Artisan Spreading Jesus’ Truth

In the village of Jubilee, Haiti, the co-founder of 2nd Story Goods met Joseu (pictured here with his wife, Emanuella). He was making aluminum pots out of forms laid into the dusty ground. Into the side of each pot he was inscribing the words "I love Jesus," proclaiming the courage Jesus gives him.

Taking his story to heart, 2nd Story Goods asked Joseu to create aluminum products that could be sold on the global market. He readily accepted, and thus, the hand-hammered aluminum products were born.

The Stunning Jewelry Lovingly Hammered by Joseu


2nd Story Goods is a non-profit partner of Jesus’ Economy that co-labors with Haitian men and women to create wonderful products and revitalize their community. The artisans trained by 2nd Story Goods now have sustainable incomes and are making strides to break the cyclical poverty many were born into.

It is the vision of 2nd Story Goods to help people move from poverty to abundance through education, creativity, and practical life experiences.

Charlotte Van Werven
Charlotte Van Werven


Staff Writer for Jesus' Economy