Clivia’s Story of Hope in Haiti

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New Opportunities

I come from a small family and was raised in one of the most dangerous areas in Port-au-Prince. My sister taught me my Artisan skills. She was working in this workshop and asked the Artisan leaders if I could work there too. I cannot imagine what life would be like without my work. I would have to depend on the help of others.

New Independence 

Now life is really peaceful in our community. Trades is Hope and this Artisan community have helped by providing jobs. I’m an independent woman now. I have my own family and we’ve moved to a safe area since working at this workshop. I’m able to help my mother. My dream is to have enough money to be able to build my own home!  

New Purpose

I love when I hear there are new orders and that I’m able to come to work the next day! I make jewelry and art from upcycled cereal box beads. To make Mini Stars of Haiti Ornaments for Trades of Hope, I cut discarded cereal boxes into triangular strips and roll them onto bamboo sticks. I roll some into cones and others into small round beads. Then I glue and varnish each bead. When the glue is dry, I take them off the sticks and use fishing line to tie all of the beads together and make mini stars!

Check out all these other amazing handcrafted upcycled designs made by Clivia and her Artisan community in Haiti!
Watch this video of Artisans making our original Stars of Haiti Set ornaments from last holiday season & discover our mission to help mamas keep their babies!
The only thing cuter than our original upcycled cereal box bead ornaments are… our newest MINI STARS OF HAITI ORNAMENTS from our Winter 2020 Collection!

Every purchase of our Mini Stars of Haiti Ornaments supports Clivia’s Artisan community in Haiti.

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Kathy Thomas

Kathy Thomas

Kathy Thomas is an inspirational writer with a passion for helping women discover and celebrate their unique gifts and abilities. Kathy is part of the Communications Team at Trades of Hope focusing on Artisan advocacy.

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