As I have mentioned before one of the cornerstones of Mom Bloggers for Social Good is making global connections both online and offline, at home and abroad. While in Delhi with Nicole Melancon we met with Vandana Mahajan Khemka of Mumsphere. It was wonderful meeting a fellow mom blogger while in India showing that connections that are made online are easily translated into real world meetings.
Vandana, also a crafter, came bearing gifts of traditional Indian paperwork and then we all went to visit the wonderful Protsahan school in Uttam Nagar and ended the evening with a traditional Indian dinner.
The global community of mom bloggers who are doing good is endless. I personally cannot wait to meet more mom bloggers here in the States and those who hail from abroad who are a part of this community.
Social entrepreneur Katlin Jackson recently co-founded Haiti Babi, a company that creates handmade baby blankets and fair-wage jobs for moms in Haiti, empowering them to provide for their families.
According to Haiti Babi, one in ten children in Haiti live in an orphanage, and many of these children have parents, but their parents cannot afford them. Haiti Babi was created as a sustainable solution for this problem- Haiti Babi gives moms jobs.
Our moms in Haiti take pride in creating beautiful, soft, handmade baby blankets for sale around the world. We believe that empowerment through economic development is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty. When a mom works at Haiti Babi, she doesn’t just earn a paycheck; she also rebuilds her self-esteem, and shows her children that they can break the cycle of poverty. – Katlin Jackson
Haiti Babi is in the final stages of a successful Indiegogo campaign where thus far they have raised over $12,000 to fund the start-up costs of Haiti Babi. Once off the ground you will be able to purchase beautifully handmade baby blankets that will empower fellow mothers in Haiti and allow them to take care of their children and families.
Watch their story below.
Haiti Babi on Indiegogo from Katlin Jackson on Vimeo.
Keep up-to-date about Haiti Babi on the web (http://haitibabi.org), on Facebook (www.facebook.com/HaitiBabi), and on Twitter (@haitibabi).