Vetiver is a natural grass which is known for its aromatic properties. Vetiver also known as khus, in certain parts of Asia. These vetiver and vine birdhouses make for a unique and natural home for our avian friends.
Sprinkle the birdhouse with a little water and feel the earthy aroma of vetiver disperse in the atmosphere. Vetiver is abundantly grown in Haiti, these bird houses are made by Haitien artisans from Artisan Business Network.
Handmade in Haiti and fair trade imported.
Haiti is often considered the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. Haitian artisans live in a country where the political climate and hardships imposed by economic embargos and sanctions in the 1990's have contributed to poverty and accelerated environmental degradation. Health care and education are unobtainable dreams for the impoverished 75-80% majority. The average income is $55. per month. Only 40% of the population has access to potable drinking water and 25% have access to sanitary sewage systems. Infant mortality is over 7%, malnutrition is a common ailment, and almost half of the population is illiterate.
Despite this adversity there is hope. The Artisan Business Network (ABN) empowers Haitians with entrepreneurial tools, design input, and market access. The ABN is making essential improvements the earnings or artisans, helping them to provide for their families and community wellbeing through commerce based in Haiti's profound artisanal culture.
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