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Haiti

Papillon Enterprise

Papillon Enterprise is working in Haiti to provide jobs to Haitian men and women, teaching them job skills and providing them a stable income. In turn, these artisans are able to keep their children out of orphanages, provide their children with food and education and keep their families together. Papillon Enterprise employs more than 300 hard working Haitians and has a daycare on site for the workers' children.

Meet the Artisans

Elezajavena

Elezajavena is employed by FMSC MarketPlace partner Papillon Enterprise in Haiti, where he joyfully molds crosses from clay to earn an income and support his family. "This job has helped me send my kids to school,” he said. “It has also allowed me to buy food. Thank you. Your purchases encourage me."

Stephanie

Stephanie is the pottery manager at Papillon Enterprise. She has a 5-year-old son and lives with 10 other family members. The income she makes helps pay for her son to go to school and provides for her large family. She says, "Thank you for buying our mugs because their purchases helps me and my family."

Frenel

Frenel makes beautiful, handmade jewelry from clay in Haiti. This work, with Papillon Marketplace, helps Frenel provide for his family. He can send his children to school and afford nutritious food. He has also been able to purchase land and build a home with his earnings.

Genese

Genese started out at Papillon Enterprise by rolling beads, which were used to make beautiful bracelets and necklaces. Eventually, her hard work and artistic abilities carried her in to a new art medium — working
with clay. The income from her clay items pays for her children’s education and food and shelter for her family.

Tatiana

Tatiana is employed by FMSC MarketPlace partner Papillon Enterprise in Haiti, where she creates beautiful clay mugs by hand. The money she receives from the mug sales enable her to provide for five others in her household. Tatiana says, “Thank you for your help!”