We have a passion for creating meaningful, well-paying jobs in vulnerable communities in Haiti and Mexico. Our artisans live in places where jobs are very scarce and people are at risk for trafficking, hunger, homelessness, and violence. In this environment our artisans have shown the courage to choose joy and hope, and we are privileged to walk alongside them as they transform their communities. In areas such as these, one employed person can support up to ten others.
Currently, we support over 60 artisans in Haiti and Mexico. It is our goal to continue to grow this powerful community and break the bonds of poverty. Each member of our team truly brings something special and valuable to the table. The work we do at Vi Bella is not about the jewelry, but about the lives we are able to impact. The employment we are able to offer is truly live changing for our artisans and at Vi Bella, we are committed to doing our part to create a flourishing world.
At Vi Bella, artisans have found meaningful community with each other, a steady income to keep their families together, and learned the art of jewelry making and sewing. Our products are not factory-made. We know the names and stories of our artisans. They master techniques such as wire-wrapping, hand beading, and sewing. Artisans create using natural materials such as coconut, horn, seeds, and leather to create quality pieces that hold a story of redemption.