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Heart of Haiti, Myrta Balan

Gifts that give back are undoubtedly the best. Now I am sure that everyone remembers the natural disaster that shook Haiti in 2010. The earthquake left the citizens of Haiti distraught; without resources, jobs, food, etc.

Heart of Haiti is a collection of serve-wear, home decor, and jewelry. Each piece is hand-crafted by Haitian artisans, like  Myrta Balan, who made the bracelet I received. 
By purchasing products from the Heart of Haiti collection, found at Macy’s, you will be helping a Haitian artisan provide food, clothing and other daily necessities for their families. They will be able to pay for their children’s school fees, and make repairs to their homes. But most importantly, they will have a steady income. Price ranges are from $10-$60, and they are actually on sale right now! Click here to view the collection.

A bonus, is that the materials used to create these beautiful Haitian crafts are made from either recycled, or raw materials!
Myrta Balan is the first woman metal artisan in Croix de Bouquets. Her inspiration comes from the Tree of Life, which symbolizes the goodness and bounty of the universe. Sharing this joy with you is what inspires her to continue to create and teach others this unique craft.

Get to know the amazingly talented artisans that bring life into Heart of Haiti. Click here to read their moving stories.


Disclosure: This is not a paid post, it is part of the Heart of Haiti campaign with Latina Bloggers Connect. I did receive the bracelet, pictured in the post as a gift.


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