Missional Purchasing. The Value In Handmade.

Missional Purchasing. The Value In Handmade.

MISSIONAL PURCHASING… We aren’t unfamiliar with the concept of using our purchases for good. Buy American. 🇺🇸 Buy Local. 🏷 Support Small Businesses. 🦋 Eat at your local Ma and Pa Diner. 🍽 Support the Girl Scouts. 🍪...
Empowerment – Hope & Opportunity

Empowerment – Hope & Opportunity

My heart is heavy. All of the things I care about most seemed to be both crippled and yet also highlighted by this sinister convergence in our world right now. The virus, the economic landslide, and the outrage over George Floyd’s murder have my head spinning and my...
Hindsight is 20/20, but we see clearly what lies ahead.

Hindsight is 20/20, but we see clearly what lies ahead.

We ate humble pie this year. I’m pretty sure all of Haiti did along with us. The past ten years, since first sitting down with four women and a pile of discarded cereal boxes and building a fair trade social business that sustained over 300 families, Papillon has...
What happened to all the money? (The story of aid money in Haiti)

What happened to all the money? (The story of aid money in Haiti)

Millions of dollars were donated in the months following the earthquake and since in Haiti. People were eager to help and hopeful that this boost and influx of charity would perhaps be the answer that Haiti has needed for so long. Things appeared to be getting better...
Making An Impact – Shopping Online

Making An Impact – Shopping Online

The list is drafted at 3:15pm, just before the Papillon artisans are wrapping up a day of work. The work day is slightly shorter than a typical workplace in Haiti. The foundation of the business as one employing mothers who were fighting to keep their kids fed and out...