Kim Kardashian Haiti Charity Trip Maria Bello Fashion Show Paula Coles

One of the amazing women I met during my trip to Haiti was Paula Coles. Paula would see the scraps of unused fabric being thrown out of the t-shirt factories, and she decided to use these scraps to create gorgeous products!! Paula founded Recycle/Love as a mission to sell these products and raise money to provide education for thousands of underprivileged children in Haiti. I bought a beautiful rug and a purse and a portion of the sales from every item Paula sells goes towards a child’s education. Paula is just one of the many amazing women in Haiti, who despite the circumstances has made the most of every opportunity, and through her dedication, creativity and selflessness, has helped thousands of others! I have so much admiration for Paula and all of the incredible women I met on my trip.

Click through the gallery to see pics from the Haitian Artisan Fair fashion show and some of Paula’s amazing creations!

Read more about Paula and her gorgeous products made from 100% recycled fabrics at Recycle/Love!

See more pics from my trip to Haiti and read more about my experience here.

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Comments (28)

  1. nicollettemodelle  |   Posted on Dec 22nd, 2011

    Kim! Please keep your head up and do not let these drive by journalists get to you! Great job in setting the record straight about Haiti.

    You are amazing! Stay strong!

    • @Kardash_Ireland  |   Posted on Dec 22nd, 2011

      Hi Kim,

      I am loving your blogs on your trip to Hati. If the media were to see them they would know you you went to Hati.

      xoxo

      • Alimah  |   Posted on Dec 22nd, 2011

        thats amazing, that is so smart and helpful to the environment and the people! i love the yellow and black purse, cant wait till you share the rest of your experience with us!

        • ♥Farzeen♥  |   Posted on Dec 22nd, 2011

          Hey Kimmy
          it is so uplifting to hear stories like this. All the traits you described Paula as having..you have as well. you are a giving person. if only people could see that. love you.

          • ♥Farzeen♥  |   Posted on Dec 22nd, 2011

            p.s i do love the necklace.

          • .:: ♥ ♥ Mara ♥ ♥ ::.  |   Posted on Dec 22nd, 2011

            That’s amazing! I’m so glad you’re sharing your experience with us! Seems like you had a blast, you sure have a great heart don’t let the media get to you baby girl!! Remember, us loyal fans know who you really are!! Happy holidays!! xo

            Ps. tomorrow is my bday I’m so excited!!! LOL

          • charlin  |   Posted on Dec 22nd, 2011

            I like both these stories because s so inspiring, I served as an example because they are women who go out alone as I, a single mother

          • ba.hoops25  |   Posted on Dec 22nd, 2011

            Kim wow Paula seems like an extraordinary woman ! Kim you are just of a great woman as Paula is u help others in your own way and all your true fans ,family, and friends see that ! It truly is heart warming to see so many people helping out in Haiti !
            Xoxo I LOVE YOU KIM

          • babydoll7  |   Posted on Dec 23rd, 2011

            What an amazing experience!

          • Queen_KourtneyK  |   Posted on Dec 23rd, 2011

            Thanks for sharing Kimmie! We need more amazing people like Paula! So nice of u for buying her products to help :)

        • Monica  |   Posted on Dec 22nd, 2011

          these haiti stories are so inspiring Kimmie!! XOXOXO

          p.s. met your lovely sister Khloe yesterday at city hall. i waited all morning with my sister but it was all worth it!!! she said “hi gorgeous, love your scarf” made my freaking day! hahah. i was shaking. i was like omg i love you and she said i love you too! i was jumping up and down leaving city hall :) cant wait for you to visit dallas soon :)

    • www.kardashianfann1.blogspot.com  |   Posted on Dec 23rd, 2011

      hi kim!!!!. I have a blog of you,well of your family because I am your fan n 1!!!!(i think).
      so here is my blog: http://www.kardashianfann1.blogspot.com
      oh! and it is in spanish because i am of argentina.Sorry!!!.
      i wish i coud meet you.
      xoxoxo
      and in english in http://lovekardashiansn1e.blogspot.com/

      happy chrismas!!!!!

  2. cassou  |   Posted on Dec 22nd, 2011

    WOW THIS IS AMAZING! I AM HATIAN AND IM HAPPY THAT U WENT TO HAITI IN SEE THE HAITIAN CULTURE! I HOPE THAT U HAD A GREAT TIME THERE WITH YOUR MOM. I LOVE U AND YOUR FAMILY YOU GUYS ARE SO ENTERTAINING AND PEOPLE LOVE TO SEE THAT ON TV. HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS WITH U AND UR FAMILLY GOD BLESS XOXO

  3. EisAlwaysClassy  |   Posted on Dec 22nd, 2011

    All of these stories sound so inspiring! You are so blessed to be able to travel the world and experience different cultures.

    Xoxo,
    Erica

  4. dashonline_  |   Posted on Dec 22nd, 2011

    You are really nice with people, Kim!
    I love you SO much!
    Please take a look at the XMAS GIFT I made for YOU, I spent 5 hours for making it, I really hope you will like it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrnXScGl0WU

    ON TWITTER: @DashOnline_

  5. marian1983  |   Posted on Dec 22nd, 2011

    Yeah she sure did some great things in Haiti, go checkout the report from the media in Haiti. She did nothing but got to a school for rich kids and pose for pictures while she stayed in the 5 star hotel with mommy!

  6. -fufuny  |   Posted on Dec 22nd, 2011

    hi kim
    I hope you read this, and I apologize if it sounds repetitive.
    also urge you to be who I answer, not your assistant.

    I congratulate you for all your work and please read my post of the day

    12-13-2011

    Thank you.

  7. marian1983  |   Posted on Dec 22nd, 2011

    If you really want to see the truth behind the Kardashians go to this webiste to see what really happens versus what they show you on TV and on their websites:

    https://www.facebook.com/BoycottRealityTV

  8. tamiatz  |   Posted on Dec 22nd, 2011

    TO: KIM AND KIM KARDASHIAN’S FANS,

    SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES NEEDS HELP TOO. MY HOMELAND WAS STRUCK BY TYPHOON WASHI LAST DECEMBER 17TH LEAVING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE DEAD, MISSING AND HOMELESS. EVERYONE IS IN GREAT NEED.
    BELOW ARE THE LINKS OF THIS GREAT DEVASTATION. HOPE YOU’LL TAKE TIME…
    YOU CAN SEARCH THROUGH THE WEB: CAGAYAN DE ORO WASHI/SENDONG TYPHOON, THANKS!

    http://youtu.be/MS3fIiuBjEc

    http://youtu.be/_z03FLjcEhA

    http://youtu.be/CWtvB_U1kLg

    LINKS FOR A CAUSE:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Help-CDO/154150194692307

    THIS IS NO SCAM, I AM DOING THIS FOR MY FELLOW COUNTRYMEN

  9. Prince Jarvis  |   Posted on Dec 22nd, 2011

    Kim, this is an amazing and inspiring story. I really love seeing you going outside of Hollywood and making a difference in the lives of needed people. I pray you will continue to do what you are doing, don’t worry about the haters and bloggers. God bless you always. Lots of love to you!!!! xo

  10. marian1983  |   Posted on Dec 22nd, 2011

    Wow just saw where the facebook page of boycott Kim now has over 300,000 members contacting the IRS to investigate the gifts she recieved and then kept from her wedding and then took back and used the money for gifts for her family versus her “promise” to give the money to charity. Hmm this should be interesting once the IRS starts digging into all the kardashian records!!

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