Haiti Babi was created to keep kids out of orphanages and with their parents.
Haiti Babi gives moms in Haiti jobs knitting and crocheting high-quality artisan baby goods empowering them to earn a living while caring for their family. Haiti Babi also gives moms around the world an opportunity to use their purchasing power to support a mom in Haiti. By purchasing a Haiti Babi product, a mom is empowering a mom in Haiti to care for her child; moms helping moms.
This all got started, with a trip to Haiti with my mom . . .
During my first trip to Haiti, while volunteering at an infant care center and orphanage, I fell in love with a one-year-old boy named Sterly.
As with many of the other children there, Sterly’s parents couldn’t afford a house, food or simple medical care to keep him alive. Sadly, Sterly’s story is not uncommon in Haiti. Many of the 500,000 children in Haitian orphanages are not orphans but have parents who simply cannot afford to provide for them.
On a trip to Haiti a few months later, I got to visit Sterly in his home as he had been reunited with his family. When I met Sterly’s family and experienced how much they loved him, I knew that this is where he was always supposed to be. No parent should have to be without their child simply because they can’t afford him. Leaving Sterly’s house that day, I knew I had to do something to create a sustainable solution to this common problem in Haiti. These families need a hand up, not a hand out.
Haiti Babi’s mission is to give moms jobs. Every mom should have the opportunity to care for her child. Please join me in making this a reality. Let’s give moms jobs, keep families together, and end the cycle of extreme poverty.