If you are looking for a piece of gorgeous, unique jewelry, we have a new line in the shop that is just heavenly! Not only is the collection completely fabulous, it is worthy as well! The company,BÉLJOY, engages Haitian people in crafting artisan jewelry thus giving them a job and money to care for their families. Surely you don’t need any more reason to get to the shop for your “give back” shopping opportunity!
About the Company…BÉLJOY was born out of a vision to give the people of Haiti opportunities to earn money though honest and dignified work. After many years of strong family connection to Haitian Christian Mission in Fond Parisien, we are partnering to provide sustainable jobs through the production of Haitian-made artisan goods. Haitian Christian Mission is home to BÉLJOY; here we have the beginnings of a business that can bless many.
Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere with 80% of its citizens living below the poverty threshold. The average Haitian who lives in a village similar to Fond Parisian lives on less than $2 a day. Despite the challenges, the people of Haiti are full of hope and joy.
BÉLJOY engages the Haitian people by teaching them the trade of quality jewelry making. We are committed to the local sourcing of components like clay and paper beads and horn. This makes BÉLJOY jewelry distinctive, beautiful and meaningful to the artisans. By teaching this trade and paying a superior wage, we hope to strengthen people, restore dignity, and give them an opportunity to provide for their families. Every purchase made directly affects lives in Haiti and increases the opportunity to bless others.
The Haitian people have changed our lives, showing us that true joy, despite circumstance, can only come from Jesus. That joy inspires the name BÉLJOY: BÉL means beautiful in Haiti’s native language of Creole. The Haitian’s glad hearts are beautiful and their faces are a clear reflection of the JOY they have in God.
Come see us this week to purchase your unique and gorgeous piece/s and help a family in Haiti be independent and free!