The Day After Easter

The Day After Easter

The pastel eggshells are in the garbage and candy wrappers are strewn all over the kid’s bedrooms. We went to church yesterday and the minister was hyped. The band was hyped. And the faithful were hyped. Alongside Christians all over the world, we sang about how death...
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...
Gucci Bags now made in Haiti

Gucci Bags now made in Haiti

I rode on the back of the motorcycle through the bumpy riverbed and headed north for more than thirty miles. I had been holding on for dear life to Maxime, my driver, as we road up the winding route towards Mirebalais, but at some point, we turned off the main road...