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It’s Always Hard to Come Back
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It’s always hard to come back. Partially because I feel so much like my home is still in Haiti and my life straddles two worlds as I make that decision to put my family’s current needs first (as I should) above being physically present in Haiti all the time with the work that is so dear to me. And secondly because the extreme dissonance between two countries is never easy to make sense of.
A Butterfly Story
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Today I think I got the message. Don’t give up. It isn’t time yet. The smallest act of kindness in a big and daunting and somewhat hopeless world still has value. And if we stop the kindness, where will we be then? It is the only thing that allows our hope to live on. 
Missional Purchasing - The Value in Handmade
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While we stay at home and wait it out, most around the world are suffering much more than we are and they don’t have our safety nets. If you would like to help us in our work in Haiti directly, please consider a purchase from papillonmarketplace.com, a donation to papillonempowerment.org or ask us about how to buy in bulk and resell for us! And please encourage others in your sphere of influence to do the same...
A Note From Our Founder (Covid-19 Pandemic)
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The situation in Haiti was already precarious in 2019 as the country continued to endure political upheaval, riots, and
Top 5 things we do to honor creation and make us
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The passage of Earth Day and the fact that so much of creation has thrived as we have taken the Covid-19 pause so serio
Big Announcement: We're Moving!
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Almost ten years ago, after the earthquake, I found myself standing in a yard that is forever etched in my memory. Maybe it was because it felt so odd and a little out of place in the dusty aftermath of devastation...
Thanksgiving - Gratitude & Good Memories
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Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I can’t help but reminisce on the many Thanksgivings that were held in my dining room in
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Millions of dollars were donated in the months following the earthquake and since in Haiti. People were eager to help and hopeful that this boost and influx of charity would perhaps be the answer that Haiti has needed for so long. Things appeared to be getting better for a few years and then rumors of corruption and confirmations that the money was gone began to surface. 

Less Jobs + Less Tourism = More Suffering
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I'm in Haiti. I can’t get a picture as it is too dangerous. There are about 50 men outside yelling and throwing green glass bottles on the ground. Glass shards are spraying the side of the building.

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