I am blown away by the love and support so many of you have given us and for sharing our story with so many. Thank you really doesn’t explain how truly thankful we are. This project continues to blow me away. Because of YOU, our following has grown by over 600 people. So many of you have reached out asking how you can help and if you can join us. We are beyond grateful. And right now our answer is “yes” you can help us. Simply “pray it forward”. Keep us and our women in your prayers, and keep sharing our story.
So now what? Our goal was to sell 750 pieces in September. Today, so many of you had questions for us. Did you meet your goal? So what now? When do you go back to Haiti? Etc. So, I thought I should answer some of these questions.
Hold on…. First, let me take you back 6 weeks ago to Ti-Bouk, Haiti. We were sitting around after supper discussing our plans to sell aDARable. I’ll never forget the courage it took for me to step up to the other 4 girls and say, “We are going to pre-sell 750 pieces in the month of September.” There were mixed emotions. A couple of the girls looked at me like I was crazy, while the others were excited about it saying, “Yes we can!”
I honestly believed we could do it, but we fell short of our goal. For a few days I was bummed that we didn’t meet our goal, but my Daddy quickly came to mind. Being the baseball enthusiast that he is, he always told me, “From time to time, life will throw you a curve ball, and when it does, baby girl, you better be ready to hit that ball outta the park!” And so we quickly revamped our business plan, and in a couple of weeks our team is headed down to Atlanta for the Children’s World Market.
By going to market, we are making ourselves available to people who have access to our target market. That is brilliant! But we’ve never been before so we are excited, yet nervous all at the same time. We are also really anxious to see the feedback that we will receive! This will be awesome for us. We haven’t really had an opportunity to hear what our target market likes and dislikes about our collection. Most importantly we hope our story, and the story of aDARable, will bring awareness about our life changing, fair-trade, children’s clothing line. We aren’t telling people something new about Haiti. It’s common knowledge that it is a very poor country. We are trying to give an opportunity to a village to turn itself around. But, we can’t do this alone. So again, we simply ask for all of you to keep us in your prayers. For those of you who have already purchased, THANK YOU!!! We hope you share the story of your little girl’s aDARable outfit with her. Remind her that her outfit was made with love and joy, because while one of our women was making your daughter’s outfit, she was rejoicing in the life changing opportunity your purchase has given her.
And before I go, I wanted to share a video that is more powerful than any words I have. It has gotten me through a couple of the obstacles I have encountered recently, and reminds me to keep going because our women, our team, is worth it.