In Montrouis, Haiti, there are beautiful, wonderful, joyful souls struggling under the tyranny of deeply entrenched poverty. They long for the same things any parents would long for- a steady home, food, education, and safety for their families. Many of the men and women there have taken up bead-making as a way to support their children. That's where we come in. Ash&Ember's dream is to see our friends' dreams for a home and good life for their children fully realized. We hope for education, occupation, nutrition, and emotional and spiritual wellbeing for our friends. They are smart, capable, resourceful, wonderful people who have simply been denied opportunity to thrive. But they have not lost hope, and neither have we.
We believe in our friends in Haiti. We believe they have the potential, capability, and desire to thrive.
So here we are. As brothers, sisters, friends and family. We are committed to standing beside our family in Haiti as they strive to find homes, security, and resources for their families. We long to see them with steady income, housing, food for their families, and a true and deep knowledge of Christ. Thank you for joining us. Thank you for your prayers, support, and interest in the people in Montrouis, Haiti. Please browse our website, see their faces and stories, and consider purchasing one of the unique, handmade pieces. The beads are a product of their hands and their hearts- please know how deeply they (and we) appreciate your support.
We've got some changes coming up!
Ash&Ember was started as a Senior Project at Cal Poly in April of 2013. After developing the program for a year, the four founders have graduated and will pass on the business to a new team in Fall 2014. Stay tuned to see how the new team will continue growing our business!