Béljoy was born in my season of “yes.” At the time, I was in a season of saying “yes” to God and seeing what He would do. After taking a break from design to raise my three kids, my husband and I started to feel God lead us to help the people of Haiti by creating jobs. Our love for the Haitian people and the lack of employment options inspired me to return to designing jewelry. We had a vision to create opportunities for the people of Haiti to earn money through honest and dignified work. We said “yes” and God blessed it.
My husband’s family has a long standing relationship with Haitian Christian Mission in Fond Parisien and several other orphanages and organizations within the country. These relationships opened our eyes to the need in Haiti and helped lay the groundwork for Béljoy. Béljoy now enjoys a strategic partnership with Haiti Made, an entity of Hands and Feet Project.
I could never have dreamed up a job like this. Only God could have lead me to start a business in a chaotic third world country, but I love it. I love to watch lives being changed. I love seeing the ladies on our team providing for their children. I love that all of their kids are in school now and their health and lives are improving. The women inspire me. Their days are hard, but they are so thankful for all they have.
Béljoy is growing and we are thankful to be on this journey. Knowing these pieces are created with purpose, we hope the women who make and wear Béljoy are blessed. And, if anything, may you too be encouraged in your season of “yes.”
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Restoring Dignity and Inspiring Change™,
Abby Clevenger - Founder