Genise

Genise was one of the first artisans to join the Pignon group of The Haitian Bead Project. When Genise first started to learn how to make Haitian beads, she sat quietly in the second row. Her belly bulged round and pregnant. Through the weeks she gained the skills to roll recycled cardboard beads and create…

Linouse

Linouse was one of the first women to arrive when we started The Haitian Bead Project in the small mountain town of Savanette. Linouse found a seat in front. She was eager to learn. After only a few lessons of how to roll the cardboard strips onto a skewer to form the beads, Linouse’s fingers were…

Angeline

Angeline joined The Haitian Bead Project cooperative in Savanette in 2011. She became a leader right away. She quickly learned how to cut the recycled cardboard for perfectly-shaped beads and roll the cardboard onto the skewer. After a few meetings, she was teaching others the art of making recycled beads. She is a fast worker,…

Susielaine

Suselaine Marius dreams big. She is part of The Haitian Bead Project cooperative in Pignon, Haiti. She currently manages a little storefront owned by her family, where she sells cold drinks, cell phone minutes, and select groceries. She is an entrepreneur in her own right. In the afternoons, when she’s not fetching cold drinks for customers…

Moise

Moise’s life is one that is transformed as a result of The Haitian Bead Project. When she first joined the project she wore tattered clothes, often begging for food and money. She was so unsure of herself. Fast forward to today. Moise is a different woman. God is redeeming her life. This woman was once…

Nadia

When Nadia’s pastor, Peter Constantin, asked her to attend a training to learn how to make jewelry, she quickly obliged. This mama of six children knew she could use the extra income to help support her family, and she was eager to be a part of the project. Nadia was trained as the first leader…

Therese

When Therese joined The Haitian Bead Project in the summer of 2012 she didn’t know exactly what she was getting into. She entered the one-room church building where the artisans meet greeting everyone with a smile. This mama of three children – one girl and two boys – has an adventurous spirit and is eager…