Above photo credit:  Odelyn Joseph/AP

Written by Vi Bella COO, Mia D'adesky Chipps

Dear Vi Bella Family and Friends,

We hope this email finds you well. Today, we reaching out to you with an urgent appeal on behalf of Vi Bella and the artisans we support in Haiti. As of March, Haiti is in an extreme state of economic, political, and social turmoil, and our artisans are confronting unprecedented challenges just to survive.

Despite all these issues, Vi Bella Artisans continue to show incredible resilience by going to work when possible, with the hope that our customers continue to support us during these trying times.

An update on the situation in Haiti:

The shutdown of both the airport and the port has led to considerable delays, hindering our ability to procure supplies or transport products. However, we anticipate a resolution soon, as it is not feasible for gangs to maintain authority over imports and exports indefinitely.

This situation has sparked a significant humanitarian crisis, with essential supplies unable to reach those most in need. Despite these obstacles, our artisans are steadfastly fulfilling open orders, and we are committed to expediting shipments once flights resume to mitigate further delays.

How you can help:

Your generous donation can make a world of difference in the lives of our artisans, helping to pay for essential expenses such as employee salaries and emergency relief efforts. Your contribution will provide our artisans with the lifeline they need to weather this storm and emerge stronger on the other side.Your generosity will help us provide vital assistance to those who need it most during this crisis.

To donate,

The good news is we have many great products already available:

Despite the challenges, we continue to offer a great selection of in stock items that directly support our artisans and their families.https://www.vibella.com