Soapstone Heart Tealight Holders- handcrafted in Haiti
These beautiful Haitian soapstone heart tealight holders make a lovely addition to your tealight collection. This tealight holder was handcarved by a Haitian artisan who worked very hard at carving and sanding it to get the perfect design.
- Tealight holders Measure - 1'' high x 3'' wide x 3'' deep
Handmade in Haiti and Fair Trade imported.
Haiti is often considered the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. Haitian artisans live in a country where the political climate and hardships imposed by economic embargos and sanctions in the 1990's have contributed to poverty and accelerated environmental degradation. Health care and education are unobtainable dreams for the impoverished 75-80% majority. The average income is $55. per month. Only 40% of the population has access to potable drinking water and 25% have access to sanitary sewage systems. Infant mortality is over 7%, malnutrition is a common ailment, and almost half of the population is illiterate.
Despite this adversity there is hope. The Artisan Business Network (ABN) empowers Haitians with entrepreneurial tools, design input, and market access. The ABN is making essential improvements the earnings or artisans, helping them to provide for their families and community wellbeing through commerce based in Haiti's profound artisanal culture.