by Amy Roberts July 02, 2018
In places like Haiti, the average worker only makes a mere $3/day to support a family of eight. A wage that makes it nearly impossible to afford the most basic needs. At Allmade, we believe in giving people a hand up, and that is why we have partnered with the Global Orphan Project to produce great quality shirts, while fighting generational poverty in Haiti. LIFE, the Haitian facility where Allmade shirts are produced, is among a number of ventures the GO Project has developed to create dignified work that keeps families together. They pay workers 5x the going rate for similar jobs in the area, an amount carefully calculated to meet the basic needs of a Haitian household.
In this blog, we want to introduce you to the Makers of the Allmade tees. This week you will get to know Renel Laurent.
“Big Ambitions” Renel entered a GO Project supported orphanage at the age of 15 after both of his parents passed away. In Haiti, orphanages can only care for kids up to the age of 18. When Renel reached 18, he enrolled at the Transition Academy, a two year program that prepares kids for life outside of the protected walls of an orphanage. After graduating from the Transition Academy, Renel joined LIFE, where he packages finished Allmade tees. The living wages he earns at LIFE allows him to be self-sufficient, rather than relying on his two uncles, which is the only family he has left. Renel is excited about his future. He aspires to start his own motorcycle rental business and open a barbershop. We believe Renel can accomplish anything he sets his mind to and we look forward to being able to support him on his way.
By purchasing Allmade tees, you can help us provide more living wage jobs in Haiti. As an added bonus, our tri-blends are environmentally friendly. They are made from recycled plastic, organic cotton, and modal.
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