Over the past year it has been our goal at Mission Made Jewelry to fight the causes and consequences of poverty throughout some of the poorest countries in the world. Through Mission Made Jewelry we have been able to develop artisan training programs that create jobs and sell products. The profits from these sales allow us to incorporate education programs into areas where children have never been able to attend school. Along with community development, we have been able to raise awareness towards critical world issues such as human trafficking.
Originally, we had decided to take a back stage presence in the fight against global poverty, sitting in our comfy offices sipping our premium coffee, and hoping that it was enough. But we soon realized that we were called to do much more.
In June 2016 the Mission Made leadership team took their first trip to Haiti. The second our plane landed in Port Au Prince, our eyes were opened. We spent six glorious walking everywhere, as most Haitians do, understanding the immense effort that it takes to simply survive in the brokenness of this country. Our hearts were broken, but awakened.
Because of this beautiful opportunity we have decided to plan another trip back to Haiti. We will be joining our friends at HaitiAwake in late October and will be working on providing development and education in the orphanage and local community.