MOMS

BEATRICE

Jennifer Peng

BEATRICE

Beatrice joined Haiti Babi in 2012. Incredibly sweet and soft-spoken, Beatrice is friends with everyone and you can often find her quietly singing while she crochets away. When she's not at Haiti Babi, Beatrice likes to cook for her three young kids. Some of her favorite things to cook are rice and vegetables, but her favorite thing to eat is chocolate and she loves to drink coffee. Beatrice is truly a survivor. Born in Port-au-Prince, Beatrice lost both of her parents at a young age and moved to a town outside of Cap Haitien. She travels two hours every morning...


MARTHA

Jennifer Peng

MARTHA

  Martha has been with Haiti Babi for more than a year and has one of the hardest jobs on the team. She runs the hand-operated knitting machine, which starts all the blankets before they go to the other ladies for crochet. Running the knitting machine can be a lot of work, but Martha really enjoys it. She loves the artisan quality of the blankets and takes pride in creating beautiful, meaningful blankets for families to use for years to come. Martha is a hard worker and instills love and discipline within her family. She has three very sweet, well-behaved children, and now...


EDWIJE

Jennifer Peng

EDWIJE

  Edwije is one of the hardest working Haiti Babi moms  and strives to set a good example for her three daughters, ages 10, 15 and 18. She takes her job very seriously and has become an expert artisan. She embroiders the circles on the blankets and crochets. Before she joined the team, she knew how to embroider and sew, which helped her learn at Haiti Babi much faster. However, at first, she had some difficulty seeing the details in her work and threading needles. We learned she had never been to an eye doctor. After sending her to a local optometrist,...


FABIOLA

Jennifer Peng

FABIOLA

  Fabiola has been working at Haiti Babi for more than two years. She has a smile that lights up the room and brings a gentle, kind energy to the group. Fabiola loves music and has become our resident DJ. Everyday, she plays her favorite songs for all the moms to sing along to and dance. Her favorite singer of all time is Celine Dion, but she'll throw in Haitian dance music too - called Kompa - to get everyone on their feet. Fabiola has a son who is 6 years old and her favorite part of being a mom...


FLORENE

Jennifer Peng

FLORENE

  Florene is one of Haiti Babi’s first employees. Florene is kind and soft-spoken. She’s a hard-worker and very focused. Florene and her family live in a small rural community and every morning she travels two hours by Tap-Tap to get to work. Since working for Haiti Babi Florene has been able to complete the home she and her husband have been building since 1999. It is common in Haiti for homes to be built over many years, as money allows. This year, Florene purchased a roof for her family home. In July, Florene had a new baby girl, Esther....