We’re extremely concerned about the massive earthquake that struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti. The latest field reports as of this morning show more than 3 million impacted with over 100,000 dead and tens of thousands more injured. This is one of the worst natural disasters since the Asian tsunami of 2004, which affected so many of our artisans.
Haiti is a country with such a difficult history. It is one of the most impoverished nations in the world. Haiti is also known worldwide for its amazing folk art. Some of the best artisan painters in the world live in Haiti. We’re very saddened that this disaster has impacted so many people, including many of these talented artists.
We’re also saddened by the impact on so many relief workers stationed in Haiti. They had traveled there to do good and help people, and now had this terrible natural disaster befall them.
If you’d like to directly support the relief efforts, here are some direct links:
Mercy Corps: http://www.mercycorps.org
Doctors without Borders: http://doctorswithoutborders.org
The Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org
We are joining the relief efforts by donating 10% of our sales from Brazil, Mexico, and Peru:
Our hearts are with all the victims
(This is a guest email post from the Co-founder & CEO of NOVICA)