Colorful Paper Star Ornament
Made in: Haiti
Artisan Group: Zel Haiti
The women in the Zel Haiti program, at FMSC food partner Chances for Children in Haiti, use discarded materials such as cereal and cardboard boxes, and trash paper to create these beautiful “upcycled” ornaments. Not only are these women cleaning up the Haitian landscape with their recycling efforts, they are also bringing new hope to their families by earning the means to pay for their children’s food, shelter, and education. This means fewer orphans, minimized crime, less garbage, relieved stress, and a whole lot more beauty!
Chances for Children works to help Haitian families stay together. Skill development, employment and business development address the needs of families suffering from extreme poverty before they are at the point of desperation: driven to give their children to an orphanage for the sake of their survival. Chances for Children established Zel Haiti as a catalyst to accomplish this purpose and to empower women to earn an income and keep their families together.
This item is handmade by Zel Haiti, a Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) artisan partner in Haiti.