Watch Heart of Haiti blogger ambassador Ananda Leeke, a lawyer-turned author, artist, coach, yoga teacher, and innerpreneur, give a short update outside of the Presidential Palace on February 26, 2011, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The video highlights the morning scenes in front of Champ de Mars plaza, the location of the largest tent city built after the January 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince.
The Heart of Haiti campaign is a partnership between Fairwinds Trading, Macy's, and the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. It was created to provide sustainable income to Haitian artisans impacted by the January 2010 earthquake. Through the partnership, the artisans create artwork that is sold as the Heart of Haiti collection in Macy's stores. The sales from these hand-made products including quilts, metalwork, paper måché, painting and jewelry generate the sustainable income and provide trade instead of aid to the Haitian artisans. To learn more, visit macys.com/haiti and twitter.com/heartofhaiti.
Visit anandaleeke.com and Amazon.com http://ow.ly/46t6a to learn more about Ananda's work as an author and artist who weaves Haitian culture, spirituality, and history into her creativity. Read her Heart of Haiti blogs too: authoranandaleeke.wordpress.com/category/heart-of-haiti. Also, follow her on Twitter: twitter.com/anandaleeke.