Louisimise is one of the first people who started to work with Artists For Hope when we started the Art Co-op in Cazale. We asked for people who were interested in taking a class to learn how to make bracelets with recycled plastic shopping bags.
She is one of my favorite people to see when I travel to Haiti.
Lousimise is 31 years old. She has 6 children. She is illiterate and had nowhere to work and no possibilities until she started to work with Artists For Hope. Her house fell down in the earthquake and has now been fixed. We were able to visit her house and meet 3 of her children a few weeks ago when we were in Cazale.
She has the most beautiful children!
Lousimise is always so serious and working SO hard whenever she is with us. It was so wonderful to see her enjoying her family and smiling so much.
Isn’t her smile the BEST?
I think we were pretty scary to her twins. Louisimise woke them both up from a nap and put them directly into a tub of water outside her house to get them all cleaned up so I could take some family pictures for them. They look a bit shocked, but yet still so adorable! Love the bows.
Her handsome son. He has the same great smile his mom does!
Seriously. The neighbor children in the area they live in were so precious. I could have stayed there all day and played and laughed with them.
After some fist bumps…
I will never forget this special day and I’m so thankful for getting a little peek into Louisimise’s world. Making bracelets has really made a difference in her life. She now has a job to provide for her children. When we sell the bracelets she makes, we are able to put an order in for more bracelets. Whenever an order comes in, Louisimise is very happy. We hope this Christmas season we will get to place a lot of orders for more bracelets and make her very VERY happy.
We will be debuting a new bracelet (made my Louisimise!) when our new store opens, so check back often to see if it’s time!