What we set out to do:
Our initial project focused on Haiti, following the devastating earthquake in 2010. There, children of the Maranatha School and Orphanage were invited to paint their hopes for the future. The 200+ images inspired the “I Am Haiti” exhibition.
Sales from the exhibition funded the rebuilding of their school, destroyed in the disaster. The children’s artwork was then commissioned to be made into luxury cashmere scarves as the annual corporate gift presented by Conde Nast to their executives and top clients.
Today Maranatha has 295 full time students and is the best school in north Port-Au-Prince with students routinely scoring at the top of national averages. We have since made five trips back to visit the children at Marantha and are delighted they are now doing so well. Some have even gone on to work as professional artists!