Meet Jeanise from the Artisanat Cooperative

Jeanise working in the Artisanat in August 2022

“My Name is Jeanise. I am one of the first Artisanat employees and have been working here since the beginning. I am 48 years old and am now the Embroidery Manager. I am in charge of giving the work to the embroiderers and check the quality of the work before every product moves to the next stage. 

When I first started working at the Haiti Projects Artisanat Cooperative I was an embroiderer and then an assistant. I was also a sewer as I worked my way up to become the Embroidery Manager. 

I have two children – a 17 year old and a 10 year old. I also adopted another child when he was 8 years old – he is now 17 years old. I use my salary to pay for school for my family and food for the house. It if was not for Haiti Projects I would not be able to send them to school or even feed them. Because of Haiti Projects my kids are getting an education, which is the biggest benefit for me.”

You can support Jeanise and our other artisans by shopping our Artisanat Cooperative’s brand, Maison d’Haiti, today!