In 2019 we officially opened our first vocational Sewing Program in our NEW PREMISES for LIBELLULE TRAINING ACADEMY in Carrefour, Haiti.
A Dream was Birthed!
A very special THANK YOU to JASMIN and BEN
JASMIN created FROMZION - and Ben came to Haiti and partnered with Frontier Projects to help make the our Libellule Training Academy a reality.
Our vision was to sponsor beautiful Haitian mums into this vocational sewing program to help them fulfill their dreams of having a vocation to support themselves and their children.
Pierline is a young mother of two boys, Alexandro & Haritzson. She is a courageous single mum, supporting her children & taking care of her younger sister on her own. Training at Libellule meant everything to Pierline. It helped her learn new ways to provide for her family & restored hope.
Margareth is the mother of two beautiful boys Christ-Lyn and Frednelson. She lost her eldest son, Fredo, to childhood leukaemia in 2018. She, her children and her sister all live in a small, one-room home. Her training at Libellule meant everything to Margareth. It helped her to learn new ways to provide for her family and restored hope.
Lunise and her husband Jean Ernst have four young children, Messie, Michel Sarah, Rebecca and Moïse. They live in a small home and try to provide for their family by selling cold drinks and other items. Libellule training brought Lunise into community and help restore hope to her through sewing and business training.
Valentina is a beautiful, single mother of a wonderful son, Varldanio. Valentina and Varldanio live in a small home with Valentina's sister, nephews and nieces where they both share one room with Varldanio's baby boy. Valentina cannot wait to start training because she is so excited to begin training for something she has only dreamt about doing!
Paulette Edmé Perrier
Paulette, with her gentle husband Jean Renel, have one daughter, Victoria. They live in a small two-room home with Paulette's mother, sister, nephews & niece. Libellule training helped restore hope to Paulette, through sewing & business training.
Libellule Training Academy (LTA). Transforming Lives
Libellule means "dragonfly" in French - the symbol for transformation! It was incredible that the From Zion LTA sewing course could continue even during COVID due to our group of mums being small! These LFH mums were joined by other local women and were able to continue to learn sewing skills, creating some very professional garments.
The women enjoyed their creations and had a lot of fun modelling the garments. Sandra Alexis - their trainer - is a well known seamstress in Haiti and we are blessed to have her heart and passion for LTA sewing class. Sandra's designs have been featured in Haiti Fashion Week under "Sandou Success."
Libellule Training Academy. We can't do it without you. Thank you for your generosity.
Xo - Frontier Projects and From Zion
A Message from From Zion: 50 cents of every purchase gets sent.
In 2010 Haiti was struck with a devastating earthquake that took the lives of over 300,000 and left over 1 million homeless. Still to this day, the Haitian people are struggling to rebuild their lives, and it is our desire to make a difference.
Investing Into A Better Future Since very early on, we have always wanted to align ourselves with a charity. Not for the sake of looking the part as a contemporary company in the eyes of our consumer, but because we genuinely value people. We believe that we are not on this earth just to see how successful we can become for our own gain, but to use our success for the benefit of others. In our journey to find a charity that would make sense for us as a brand, we found it ironically difficult to enter this space. When things seemed like they weren't working out, we met Michael Crossland who had an orphanage in Haiti working with John and Cheryl Ward under the organisation Frontier Projects. In January 2018, they started the 'Libellule Training Academy' in Carrefour, Haiti, to be able to vocationally train and equip parents in order to provide and support their children in the future. We offered to partner with them in creating a vocational sewing program within this academy by helping supply machines, material and accessories, in order to teach the necessary skills required to meet their own needs, create jobs and restore hope to a broken nation.
Vocational Sewing Program FROM ZION is about to purchase the first 8 sewing machines to kick start the program and as an ongoing investment, 50 cents of EVERY PURCHASE you make contributes to the vocational sewing program to restore hope and transform lives. This might not seem like much, but many orders add up to create significant change.
Giving With FZ If you have already made a purchase with us, thankyou! You have already contributed to changing lives in Haiti. If it's on your heart to give above and beyond you can visit the link below. "EVERY CENT GETS SENT" - That means 100% of your giving gets sent directly to the people who need it the most.
Check out our 2018-2019 jewelry course at Libellule Training Academy!