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Shelley In Haiti


Papillon Marketplace

Papillon Marketplace designs and sells ethical fashion, jewelry, home decor, and more. Each product is handmade by local artisans in Haiti.


Apparent Project

Shelley Jean co-founded Apparent Project in 2008. Papillon and Apparent Project continue to partner together to support Haitian artisans. Apparent Project is now headed by Marilyn Monaghan, Shelley’s mother and greatest ally.

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Papillon Empowerment

Join us in our mission to empower parents in HAITI!  Papillon Empowerment is a 501(c)3 charity – Orphan Prevention through Job Creation.



I had a meeting with a co-worker in Haiti today. The tears were flowing and the weight of the world was heavier than the 103 degree hot humid air. Novens was over in the corner on a bed that is set up in the living room trying to sleep in spite of his real pain....

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For whatever a woman (or man) sows….

The law of sowing and reaping is universal. It is for me one of those threads that goes through all cultures and religions in a way that shows me that God obviously thought it was important enough to tell it in every format possible. A Japanese proverb says, "A seed...

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Seven years

I feel like I have told the story so many times. The day that started like any other day. How we went to the store and bought flour and bananas and spent the day making tortillas. How later that afternoon, the very same grocery store that I bought the flour in came...

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