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haiti heart

by Aid To Artisans
Handmade
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  • the story

Heart of Stone

Have a heart. Created by Haitian craftsmen through Aid to Artisans--an organization helping communities in developing countries build profitable businesses--each piece is sourced from stone purchased by local quarries. Artisans then hand-carve each heart using found materials. A beautiful complement to your desktop or office and a thoughtful choice for a worldly gift. Handmade in Haiti.

Each is one-of-a-kind and will vary slightly.

  • details
Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
19819
Made from
rock
Measurements
Approx. 3.5" H x 3" W x 1.5" D; approx. 9 oz.
  • the maker

Aid To Artisans

Through collaboration in product development, business skills training, and development of new markets, Aid to Artisans provides sustainable economic and social benefits for crafts people all over the world in an environmentally sensitive and culturally respectful manner.

In 2010, a massive earthquake struck Haiti, killing an estimated 316,000 people and leaving countless others injured and homeless.

Fair trade artisans working in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, and in Leogane, the town most affected by the magnitude 7.0 earthquake, now work to bring money back into the communities they are struggling to rebuild.

Thanks to Aid to Artisans and the fair trade certified companies with which they work these artisans are ensured safe working conditions and given fair wages.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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HAITI HEART
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (8)
  • Unique (8)
  • Durable (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (6)
  • Office (6)
  • Living room (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (7)

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5.0

A Perfect Gift!

By 

from Auburn, CA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Unique

Cons

  • Too Small

Best Uses

  • Gifts
  • Living Room
  • Office

Comments about HAITI HEART:

I got this as a gift to give to someone, and they said that they loved it! When I told her about how it benefits Haiti she loved it even more. Truly one of a kind and I would definitely buy this again.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Birthday

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5.0

Haiti Heart love

By 

from Lincoln, ne

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Office
    • Outdoors

    Comments about HAITI HEART:

    Gave this as a gift for Valentines Day---he loved it. Right now it is being used as a paperweight, may display it in the garden this spring.

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    5.0

    My daughter loves it!!

    By 

    from Delaware

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about HAITI HEART:

      I gave this to my daughter for Valentin's Day - she loved it! It would be nice to know more about the artists who created the heart stones.

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      5.0

      An Organic Delight

      By 

      from Chicago

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts
        • Office

        Comments about HAITI HEART:

        An attractive and pleasing organic shape that fits perfectly in the palm of the hand. I gave them as Valentine gifts to special friends who were delighted at their connection to Aid to Artisans. If anything, they are even nicer than the photo indicates.

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        5.0

        Love it!

        By 

        from Columbus, Ohio

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anniversary
          • Gifts
          • Kitchen
          • Living Room
          • Office

          Comments about HAITI HEART:

          This is a perfect gift for a Valentine wedding anniversary! It would look nice sitting anywhere but my husband will probably put it on his desk, after he unwraps it today. It would be great for outside if it were bigger....would love to see other sizes offered! It does feels good knowing that we're supporting artisans from Haiti. Happy Anniversary, Valentine!!! :-)

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          5.0

          A great gift for my hubs!

          By 

          from Washington, D.C.

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Good cause
          • Masculine
          • Unique
          • World relief

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about HAITI HEART:

              This was a perfect choice for a Valentine's gift for my husband. He's a musician, and is also involved with an international relief organization. Plus, we sponsor a little girl from Haiti named Shelra, and so this had particular significance and meaning.

              I had the same feelings about it not coming with any information, and I'm a graphic designer, so I just did a quick little 5.5x5.5 card for it. Since other people have wanted something, I figured I'd share the file...

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              4.0

              Smooth rock

              By 

              from Boston, MA

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about HAITI HEART:

              I was looking for an anniversary gift and saw this. It came in a pretty heart shape and very smooth. My husband has it on his desk. A unique gift that reminds someone they are loved. I wish it came with a card explaining it was from Haiti but it didn't.

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              4.0

              I would buy this item again.

              By 

              from tx

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about HAITI HEART:

                  I am giving this to a rock collector and the one I love! He'll love it.

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                  5.0

                  Valentine gift

                  By 

                  from Nebraska

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about HAITI HEART:

                      Larger than I thought (didn't pay any attention to size listed). I'm giving it to my husband for Valentine's day. Sure he can use it in his office. I too wish some information about it would have come with it.

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                      4.0

                      Unique

                      By 

                      from lenalamache[@]

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Durable
                      • Unique

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gifts
                        • Living Room
                        • Office

                        Comments about HAITI HEART:

                        A unique gift and a great way to support artists in need. My only complaint is that it doesn't come with any information about where and how it was made.

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                        Q and A

                        When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                        56votes, 4 comments

                        Jaime
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        The story of this product just begs a purchase.

                        Suzanne
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Good cause, and nice

                        Sanriobaby
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I'd purchase this if I knew it was going to a good cause.

                        Rhonda L.
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        What do you do with it? I tend to look at the 'practical' side when spending money.

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