She creates necklaces in one of the artisan groups with which Trades of Hope partners. Ismaella says her dream is to be a lawyer one day. Ismaella describes her life in Haiti before as mundane. She used to spend her days helping her mother with various projects, but now feels like she has found her second home at our partnered artisan group in Haiti. She loves seeing everybody at the workshop and this experience has helped her discover herself. She is now economically independent and loves being empowered enough to even help others too. Ismaella shares about her own experience below.
"It [has] helped me see my capacity and the capacity of others. It has helped me discover myself. It is very amazing to see things that we see daily in our neighborhood that we don't consider [and make] them into beautiful things. As a young Haitian women, it makes [us] proud of what we can make [because] we can promote our culture to other countries. It makes me proud because people can see good things about my country. It makes me more patient too. My time here makes me love people more, appreciate them and understand them."
We love partnering with strong and inspiring women like Ismaella and she is just one of the many that you have empowered. Ismaella can see good things happening in her own country and you are part of those good things. When you shop from our line, women are provided with so many opportunities in their own country to strive and to dream for a brighter future. A future that is filled with so much hope and promise.