Help Haiti By Buying Haitian Art

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Jean-Marc Flambert  West Barnes Ward, ENG
Hi! My name is Jean-Marc Flambert. I am a Haitian / Sri Lankan and living in the UK.

I have decided to stand by my family, friends and fellow Haitians. We were battered by a painfully slow (5 miles an hour) and incredibly powerful (145 miles an hour wind) monster of a hurricane.

Haiti is a fragile and could not sustain this onslaught. People were killed, thousands of people made homeless and the loss of income, and personal belongings is estimated to be huge. People need water, food, shelter and medical attention and there are many charities already on the ground providing life saving support.

I am not skilled to deliver these essentials - I will leave this to the charities. I want to focus on trade not aid. Haiti is best known for her art, and this heritage is my focus. Plus, I am then able to give Haitians dignity of labour by buying their produce rather than them having to beg.

My target is to collect £10,000 and buy arts and craft from people in Haiti.

I have £ 900 worth of art at home in London from my personal collection, and a friend is buying and shipping me some more art. This will arrive by the 31st October 2016 the latest. 

You will be sent some art in return for your purchase by the end of November the latest. You money is used to purchase the art from artists affected by the hurricane, to pay the commission to this site, to ship it to the UK and to post it to you. There are no hidden extras.  
In addition, I may travel to Haiti myself. If I do, your money will not be used for my travel expenses as these costs are sponsored by Your Tourism Partner Ltd.

This is not about emergency response but restoring livelihoods.

£100 can buy
Code
100-01 A cockerel / rooster made of papier mache. Beautiful art and symbolic as you are always woken up to the sounds of them early morning.
100-02 Large Rum bottle covered in sequins. Can still be used to serve wine or spirits or just water.
100-03 Hand made hand bag with sequins
100-04 Wooden statue. This is significant as it is a slave blowing a conch shell – a symbol of freedom. A huge statue of this is at Champs de Mars in Port-au-Prince
Examples include
Please note that the flags and rum bottle (750ml) are to give an indication of size.

£50 can buy
Code
50-01 (select a,b or c)
Large canvass (Options include)
a)Market scene
b)Village scenes
c)Mountains
50-02 Large Canvass Abstract
50-03 Leather Mask
50-04 Standard Rum bottle covered in sequins. Can still be used to serve wine or spirits or just water.
50-05 Metal art work tree (made out of recycled
Please note that the flags and rum bottle (750ml) are to give an indication of size.

£20 can buy
Code
20-01 Small Canvas painting (A4)
20-02 Metal art work house (made from recycled oil drums)
20-03 Metal art works round and in colour (tree & birds)
20-04 Metal art works round (tree & birds)
Please note that the flags and rum bottle (750ml) are to give an indication of size.

£10 can buy
Code
10-01 Metal art work
10-02 Small painting (post card size) on chip board
10-03 Colourful metal bracelet (recycled metal)
10-04 Colourful metal lizard (recycled metal)
10-05 Colourful round shallow decorative bowl
Please note that the flags and rum bottle (750ml) are to give an indication of size.

Click below to see actual pictures (page 2 onwards) before proceeding to purchase
  http://why-haiti.org/uploads/Helping_Haiti_by_Buying_Haitian_Art.pdf 

Please esnure that you e-mail me your chosen codes and your postal address.

Pictures of thankful Haitians will be sent.

For further information visit www.Why-Haiti.org  

Thank you for your generosity.

Jean-Marc Flambert
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Update 5
Posted by Jean Marc Flambert
3 months ago
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Hi everyone. I am switching this off. Thank you for your support. I am turning this concept into a sustainable business and visit www.BuyHaitianArt.org as a way of learning more. I still need to make £7,400 more of sales to reach my target and I need your help.
Thank you and keep in touch.
Jean-Marc
jmf@yourtourismpartner.com
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Update 4
Posted by Jean Marc Flambert
4 months ago
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Dear Friends, Family and Friends of Friends,
Thank you for your support and patience. I leave on Monday 14th November to Haiti and I am back on the 22nd November. I will pick up some art already purchased and plan to buy some extra items in case any of you want more. To help me avoid waste (buying the wrong things), can you please confirm an order by tomorrow - Sunday 13th .
Also look out on my facebook page as I will be going live from Haiti a few times in the coming days. Would love to share the country and her people with you.
Thank you.
Jean-Marc

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Update 3
Posted by Jean Marc Flambert
5 months ago
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Dear friends,
It has been so nice receiving pictures of people who have already received their art and seeing it in their homes and offices. Thank you.
We are 25% there. Please share with your friends. Lets not forget Haiti and these artists as the media owners stop reporting.
More art has been ordered, but due to damages and many people being busy with immediate first line relief, my building a shipment is a little slow. I will go out on the 11th November 2016 and bring it back myself.
Regards,
Jean-Marc
Metal tree made by hand at Mag's home
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Update 2
Posted by Jean Marc Flambert
5 months ago
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Thank you for your generosity. We are 20% there. Please see a short video about the beauty of the south that was so badly hit. I have made the first order and so can start posting to you in the next 2 weeks hopefully.
Still not too late to buy the art.
The South of Haiti
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£2,600 of £10k goal

Raised by 54 people in 5 months
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Created October 3, 2016
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£50
Anthony Maddalena
4 months ago

I am delighted to support this campaign!

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4 months ago
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Thank you JMF

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