May God Bless You Banana Paper Art
Made in: Haiti
Artisan Group: Rosie's Boutique
This home décor piece is made with handmade paper from Haiti. The paper is delicately crafted with banana leaves, vetiver and other remnants by a group of hardworking parents in the mountains of Port-au-Prince to keep their children in school!
Sign reads: "May God bless you with a restless discomfort about easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships, so that you may seek truth boldly and love deep within your heart. May God bless you with holy anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may tirelessly work for justice, freedom, and peace among all people. May God bless you with the gift of tears to shed with those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, or the loss of all they cherish, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and transform their pain into joy. May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you really CAN make a difference in the world, so that you are able, with God's grace, to do what other claim cannot be done. AMEN"
Rosie’s Boutique was founded by FMSC partner Touch of Hope, which provides quality education and orphan care in Simonette, Haiti.
Each Rosie’s Boutique artisan has graduated from Touch of Hope’s Starfish Program, which provides support, parenting classes and skills training for women at risk of abandoning their children due to extreme poverty.
Printed on handmade paper with cardboard backing and finished with cord to hang.