There are so many things I have to share but for now they will need to wait just a few more hours. I’ll give you a hint at what’s to come: another beautiful soul stepped forward and donated the other three sewing machines! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for believing in the empowerment of our sisters in Ti-Bouk, Haiti. You have always been an inspiration to me and I feel so blessed to know you. You know who you are 🙂
We are also in the works of rebranding DAR Project and aDARable! It’s so fun and exciting to watch it all come together. Also we have been working endlessly on our new fundraising campaign which should be done in the next couple of days. It’s no small task coming up with the numbers it is going to take to provide these women with a clothing factory that will change their lives.
Speaking of life changing opportunities… I was asked in an interview today if we were paying the women minimum wage. I was also told today that it sounds like we are opening a sweatshop in Haiti. “No” to all the above. The average Haitian makes less than $200 a year. That is less than a $1 A DAY. We are paying our women $140 a month, and we aren’t just giving them a job; we are educating them and empowering them. This is something many of them never even dreamed about. But more on this later!!!
What I reeeeaaally want to share with you all… are the loves of my life. My two little pumpkins, Emery and Gigi. Tomorrow they will both fly to Honduras to spend a couple of months with my parents. This will be their 4th trip there. I selfishly have to remove myself from the equation and tell myself how amazing of an opportunity this is for them to explore more of our culture and global community. They will play with their friends Julio Ignacio and Denise Alejandro, and of course they go will go on a mission trip to provide children with clothes, food, and toys while they are there. They are my little DAR-lings…
The video below made me think of every child facing fears and embracing new opportunities. I hope they can one day understand why we send them there every summer. I hope they too will want to try to make this beautiful place a bit better. We love them more than they know. Bon Voyage DAR-lings…
Listen. Dream Big. Conquer.
Mommy and Daddy love you SO SO much!!!