Papillon Payroll Protection Program – In Haiti

Papillon Payroll Protection Program – In Haiti

I stood in front of over 100 artisans who were at work today this afternoon. Shirley stood next to me to help with clarification and translation if needed. A topic so sensitive and scary needs to have utmost clarity. I don’t understand the exchange rate and the...
It’s always hard to come back

It’s always hard to come back

It’s always hard to come back. Partially because I feel so much like my home is still in Haiti and my life straddles two worlds as I make that decision to put my family’s current needs first (as I should) above being physically present in Haiti all the time with the...
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...
Thanksgiving – Gratitude & Good Memories

Thanksgiving – Gratitude & Good Memories

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I can’t help but reminisce on the many Thanksgivings that were held in my dining room in Haiti over the years. A wonderful friend whose wife was sick with cancer made a huge pallet table for me that was about 16 feet long in exchange for...
Less Jobs + Less Tourism = More Suffering in Haiti

Less Jobs + Less Tourism = More Suffering in Haiti

I just walked across the street from the production house to the cafe. The roads are blocked both ways with a dump truck full of sharp splintered rocks. I can’t get a picture as it is too dangerous. There are about 50 men outside yelling and throwing green glass...