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Beauty In The Carnival

Beauty In The Carnival

This week Top Picture is this beautiful picture taken by photographer Sebastien Dossous. Haitian Carnival (Haitian Creole: Kanaval, French: Carnaval) is a celebration held over several weeks each year leading up to Mardi Gras. Haitian Defile Kanaval is the HaitianCreole name of the main annual Mardi Gras carnival.

 

 

 

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Haitian Carnival 2017

Haitian Carnival 2017

The 2017 Carnival season is upon us so it is that time of the year to dance and have a great time. Haitian Carnival is a celebration held over several weeks each year leading up to Mardis Gras. The Parade is known in Creole as "defile". Haiti's largest annual Carnival is held in the capital and largest city, Port-au-Prince, with smaller celebrations taking part simultaneously in Jacmel, Aux Cayes, and other locations in Haiti. The annual carnival celebrations coincide with other Mardi Gras carnivals around the world. We are so excited for our Carnival T-shirt collection and the different bands meringues.

 

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Haiti

Haiti

Haiti (Haitian Creole: Ayiti, French: Haïti) is a Caribbean country that occupies the western one-third of the island of Hispaniola. The eastern two-thirds of Hispaniola is occupied by the Dominican Republic. The North Atlantic Ocean lies to the north, while the Caribbean Sea lies to the south. Haiti is a country with a troubled, but also a revolutionary and exciting past, and its future still remains uncertain. Though Haiti has faced hard times during the passed decades, Haiti's tourism industry that bustled in the 60s to the 80s is returning. Resorts and investments are transforming this misunderstood gem into a Caribbean tourist spot once again

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Pure Water for Haitians

Pure Water for Haitians

 

We are so proud to announce our collaboration with The Pure Project Organization! The Pure Project is dedicated to improving the lives of Haitians by providing them with the means for sanitary water.

How can you be part of this collaboration?

Le’w Ayisyen will be creating a dedicated “Pure Project Collection” containing specialty designs of which 75% of net proceeds will be donated directly to The Pure Project for the purpose of providing biosand filters to households in Haiti. The specialty designs will be available on apparel for men, women and children. Together we can support a great cause and save lives.

We will change lives.

There are 10.6 million people in Haiti. 7.6 million lack access to improved sanitation. Water born diseases kill 1 out of 8 children before they turn 5 years old. Diseases such as cholera, dysentery, E. coli, malaria, typhoid and hundreds of intestinal parasite worms. Bio-sand filter purifies contaminated water and almost eliminates the risk of many water born diseases.

What is a Biosand Filter?

A biosand filter (BSF) is a point-of-use water treatment system adapted from traditional slow sand filters. Biosand filters remove pathogens and suspended solids from water using biological and physical processes that take place in a sand column covered with a biofilm. BSFs have been shown to remove heavy metals, turbidity, bacteria, viruses and protozoa. BSFs also reduce discoloration, odor and unpleasant taste. Studies have shown a correlation between use of BSFs and a decrease in occurrence of diarrhea.

How water is filtered

The concrete Biosand filter is an innovative version of the slow sand filter specifically designed for household use. These filters are built locally using available materials and labor. As with the other types of water projects we support, we are meeting the clean drinking water needs of the region and providing needed jobs. Each community is a full participant in the project.

The Biosand filter is comprised of a container - plastic or concrete - and is about the size of an office water cooler. It has an inset plastic pipe and is filled with layers of sand and gravel. Dirty water is poured into the top of the biosand filter, where a diffuser plate evenly distributes the water over the sand bed layer. The water travels down through the sand bed, passes through multiple layers of gravel, and collects in the plastic pipe at the bottom of the filter. The clean water then exits through the plastic piping for a family to collect in clean containers.

 

 

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2016 Holiday Order Deadlines

2016 Holiday Order Deadlines

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It’s that time of the year again! It’s the season of joy and showing those around you how much you appreciate them. The spirit is giving is all around! No one likes having that special gift arrive too late for the celebration. Not having something to give leaves the giver and the receiver feeling left out in the cold.This is why it is SO important to make sure you get your gifts ordered in time. 

How can you make sure you get your gifts on time? SHARE these holiday order deadlines.

2016 Holiday Order Deadlines

Please make sure you place your orders by the dates below to ensure we make USPS deadlines for products to arrive on or before December 24th.


United States (Priority Mail)

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  • To have your domestic orders arrive on or before December 24th with standard processing they must be placed and paid for before December 15th at 9:30AM PST / 12:30PM ET.
  • For orders going to Hawaii or Alaska please allow for more time.

 


United States (First Class)

dec 14

  • To have your domestic orders arrive on or before December 24th with USPS First Class shipping and standard processing they must be placed and paid for before December 14th at 9:30AM PST / 12:30PM ET.
  • For orders going to Hawaii or Alaska please allow for more time.

 


Canada (First Class)

Dec 5

  • To have your Canadian orders arrive on or before December 24th using USPS First Class International shipping they must be placed and paid for before December 5th at 9:30AM PST / 12:30PM ET.
  • Please note that many customers experience delays in their orders going to Canada due to customs. These delays can be a few days to a few weeks and is quite variable.

 


International (Africa, Central & South America, and Middle East)

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  • To have your orders going to Africa, Central & South America, or Middle East arrive on or before December 24th using USPS First Class International shipping they must be placed and paid for before November 23rd at 9:30AM PST / 12:30 ET.
  • Customs clearance can cause variable delays in order arrival time.

 


International (All other areas)

_Nov 30

  • To have your orders going International (except Africa/ Central & South America as mentioned above) arrive on or before December 24th using USPS First Class International shipping they must be placed and paid for before November 30th at 9:30AM PST / 12:30 ET.
  • Customs clearance can cause variable delays in order arrival time.

 


APO/FPO/DPO

Dec 5

  • To have military orders going APO/FPO/DPO to arrive on or before December 24th they must be placed and paid for before December 5th at 9:30AM PST / 12:30 ET.

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LewAyisyen Countdown to Top Holidays Deals

LewAyisyen Countdown to Top Holidays Deals

The holiday season is swiftly approaching, and we are so excited for our first Holidays season.We want you to be aware of the amazing deals we are crafting for you and your friends. The holiday season is all about purchasing and giving gifts so you can expect unbeatable and hard to resist deals on our Haitian clothes and accessories top with 24/7 customer service to make your shopping experience a great one. The Countdown has started and we can't wait!!! 

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Haiti Fast Facts

Haiti Fast Facts

Official Name: Republic of Haïti
Local long form: Republique d’Haiti/Repiblik d Ayiti
Motto: L’Union Fait La Force (French, “Unity Makes Strength”).
National Bird: Hispaniolan Trogon
National Flower: Hibiscus

Population:  10,110,019 (July 2015)
Capital: Port-au-Prince (Largest city)
Area Code: 509
Currency: Gourde

Current President: Jocelerme Privert ( Until April 24th, 2016)
Prime Minister: Evans Paul

Independence: January 1st, 1804 (from France)
National Holiday: Independence Day, 1 January (1804)
National Anthem: “La Dessalinienne” (The Dessalines Song)

Nationality: Haitian
Languages: French (official), Creole (official)
Ethnicity: Black (95%) Mulatto and White (5%) notes: Haitian constitution specifies:
( All Citizens must be known as “Black” regardless of skin color)
Religion: Roman Catholic (official) 54.7%, Protestant 28.5% (Baptist 15.4%, Pentecostal 7.9%, Adventist 3%, Methodist 1.5%, other .7%), voodoo (official) 2.1%, other 4.6%, none 10.2%
note: many Haitians practice elements of voodoo in addition to another religion, most often Roman Catholicism; voodoo was recognized as an official religion in 2003

Geography: shares the island of Hispaniola with Dominican Republic (western one-third is Haiti, eastern two-thirds is the Dominican Republic)
Location:Caribbean, western one-third of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of the Dominican Republic
Natural Resources: bauxite, copper, calcium carbonate, gold, marble, hydropower, arable land

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10 Benefits of Trees

10 Benefits of Trees

 After This devastating hurricane Matthew, we were again reminded of the importance of trees in Haiti. We want to invest in help this country rebuild from the ground up. We donate 10% of our profit to support projects and educated people about the problem we want to solves. We feel the obligation to make a difference and with some help, we can go very far. 

Trees combat climate change

Excess carbon dioxide (CO2) caused by many factors is a building up in our atmosphere and contributing to climate change. Trees absorb CO2, removing and storing the carbon while releasing the oxygen back into the air. In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of CO2 produced when you drive your car 26,000 miles.

Trees clean the air

Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.

Trees provide oxygen

In one year an acre of mature trees can provide enough oxygen for 18 people.

Trees cool the streets and the city

Average temperatures in Los Angeles have risen 6°F in the last 50 years as tree coverage has declined and the number of heat-absorbing roads and buildings has increased.
Trees cool the city by up to 10°F, by shading our homes and streets, breaking up urban “heat islands” and releasing water vapor into the air through their leaves.

Trees conserve energy

Three trees placed strategically around a single-family home can cut summer air conditioning needs by up to 50 percent. By reducing the energy demand for cooling our houses, we reduce carbon dioxide and other pollution emissions from power plants.

Trees save water

Shade from trees slows water evaporation from thirsty lawns. Most newly planted trees need only fifteen gallons of water a week. As trees transpire, they increase atmospheric moisture.

Trees help prevent water pollution

Trees reduce runoff by breaking rainfall thus allowing the water to flow down the trunk and into the earth below the tree. This prevents stormwater from carrying pollutants to the ocean. When mulched, trees act like a sponge that filters this water naturally and uses it to recharge groundwater supplies.

Trees help prevent soil erosion

On hillsides or stream slopes, trees slow runoff and hold soil in place.

Trees shield children from ultra-violet rays

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Trees reduce UV-B exposure by about 50 percent, thus providing protection to children on school campuses and playgrounds - where children spend hours outdoors.

Trees provide food

An apple tree can yield up to 15-20 bushels of fruit per year and can be planted on the tiniest urban lot. Aside from fruit for humans, trees provide food for birds and wildlife.

 

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Loud Art project Blog Post

Loud Art project Blog Post

The Loud Project is a movement about giving back to the community. The Members of Gamonde: gamonde.com/ and friends teamed up on Sunday, July 31st to organize a donation. They donated 50 pairs of sneakers, LewAyisyen  Haitian Apparel, and 50 bibles. They also created a relationship with the people of LuLy. This was an experience that will not be forgotten. As part of our mission we were proud to be part of this project early on our journey. Seeing the smile on people in needs is very important to us. We believe that we can make a different if we support our people and also educate them. We believe that in order for things to change, they need to personally change first. With our support, we believe they can have faith and make that change happen.

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