Papillion JEWLERY RECYCLED
The artisans of Papillion Enterprises, HAITI, use almost any kind of paper: magazines, scrap paper, and cereal boxes to craft their jewelry. These are cut into thin strips then carefully rolled on bamboo skewers to form beads. After creating the beads, the artisan will mix them with seed beads, glass beads, and other native beads to make beautiful and unique necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
This Project was created to provide opportunities for impoverished parents to earn an income through the artisan program. Each "artist" is trained in a specialized skill, such as jewelry making. Relationships are built along the way as the project helps address educational needs, homelessness, joblessness, nutritional problems, and medical needs. Every Artisan has one thing in common - they ALL come from EXTREME poverty! They each carry the hope that this little job of rolling paper beads and making jewerly will help them put food on the table and perhaps allow them to save enough to rent a house. Most of the artisans are currently living in post-earthquake tent cities. Many of them hope to send their children to school to give them a shot at breaking the cycle of poverty.