Posted: March 31, 2011 in Uncategorized

My purpose in writing this is not to promote Heartline, but rather to promote and encourage the ladies of Heartline who are working and creating to be able to provide for themselves and for their families.  These ladies aren’t looking for or asking for handouts;  No, they are working hard and creating beautiful and unique purses and jewelry that truly stand out.

They are working to care for themselves, their children, and to help their families.  The potential was already there, the raw talent was waiting to be discovered and fine tuned, and their hands and minds, and hearts were hungry to create.  They just needed an OPPORTUNITY and Heartline has given them that opportunity.

When you purchase a handmade purse or jewelry or host a purse/bead party you are helping not by giving a handout for a meal or two but by enabling a Haitian woman to care for herself and for her family.


  • Financial freedom and independence.  The woman can provide for herself and for her family.  She can send her children to school.
  • A sense of self worth and accomplishment
  • Confidence
  • An awareness that others care for her and value her work
  • A reason and purpose for her life.
  • An understanding of the principle that you reap what you sow

I love the quote by Robert Louis Stevenson

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

As these ladies work and create beautiful, unique handmade purses and jewelry out of cloth they are planting seeds for their future and for the future of their children.

Your  helping gives when you visit our gift  shops at our sewing center and at our guest house in Haiti and when you purchase handmade purses and jewelry by the Heartline ladies.

Your helping gives when you go to HAITIAN CREATIONS and order purses and jewelry and when you arrange for a purse party and so helping others help.

I’m  not suggesting giving a handout as this type of giving generally gives very little help.  I am encouraging you to give by helping and so make a difference in the lives of women in Haiti and perhaps in your life as well.

John McHoul


  1. Sami says:

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! Is there a widget I can put on my blog for their store?

  2. Gail O says:

    Hi John, I’d like to advertise Haitian Creation to my friends, but some parts of the site are not working correctly, especially the parts that give information about the artists. Can that be fixed? I think that is a very important part of the site.

  3. Holly says:

    Love every part of this!

  4. Hannah says:

    My husband and I are not in a place to be able to support these ladies financially at the time, but I’d love to help. Do you have any need of fabrics or other craft supplies? I know several people that have boxes of both and I would be happy to collect and ship some to you if they are needed.

  5. John says:

    What we really can use right now is thread of various colors, zippers of various lengths and beads, beads, and beads. Glass, wooden, shell, and stone and lot of them.

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