Posts Tagged Haiti

The Best Kind of Thank You

November 2, 2012 / 15 Comments

Thank you Kim Kardashian from Haiti from Generosity Water on Vimeo.

My friend Mike Snedegar invited me to attend an event for Generosity Water a few months ago and told me all about the non profit organization and how it helps fund hundreds of clean water wells in countries where drinking contaminated water kills thousands of people every year. This video made me smile. I wanted to help out and I am proud to be a part of this and so happy that I could help Generosity Water make a difference.

Baseball in the Time of Cholera

July 16, 2012 / 18 Comments

Kim Kardashian Tribeca Film Festival Movie Baseball in the Time of Cholera from Haiti

My good friend Mike Snedegar was in Haiti earlier this year with movie directors David Darg and Bryn Mooser and after watching this video he emailed me over the weekend I just had to share it with you guys! This incredible short film premiered at Tribeca Film festival – Mike got to meet some of these amazing kids and photograph them on my trip.

The movie is about the tragedy and scandal of Haiti’s Cholera epidemic through the eyes of a young baseball player. It’s so amazing!!! Watch it here. Xo

(more…)

Channeling Rita Hayworth for Haiti Benefit

January 16, 2012 / 29 Comments

Kim Kardashian Cinema For Peace Haiti Benefit Event Silver Dress

On Saturday night I attended the Cinema for Peace event benefiting the J/P Haitian Relief Organization at the Montage Hotel! It was such a beautiful event for a worthy cause!

I went for an old Hollywood glam look, channeling Rita Hayworth. I think I’ll forever be inspired by the classic Hollywood beauties. I just love the way they styled their hair… always elegant and gorgeous!

Haiti Continues to Heal Two Years On

January 12, 2012 / 30 Comments

Kim Kardashian Haiti Earthquake Anniversary Two Years Photos

Today marks the two year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, which killed more than 316,000 people and left 1.5 million people without homes. It is so hard for us to imagining waking up one day to find everything we own destroyed, everything we know turned upside down, our loved ones taken away in the blink of an eye. But this was the reality for thousands of Haitian people, who had little time to grieve their losses and bravely started rebuilding their world.

In December Maria Bello invited my mom and I out to Haiti to meet the amazing people who have made so much progress since the earthquake. I was amazed and inspired by how upbeat and strong the women I met were, despite everything they had been through. They took it upon themselves to start re-growing their economy and helping others do the same, and I have so much admiration for these women.

But even though they have come so far, there is still a long way to go. (more…)

The Amazing Women of Haiti

December 22, 2011 / 28 Comments

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.

So Inspired by This Amazing Girl!

December 20, 2011 / 34 Comments

Kim Kardashian Haiti Leanna Archer Hair Products Charity Foundation

I met the most amazing young girl in Haiti. Leanna Archer is just 16 years old, and is CEO, owner and founder of Leanna’s Inc., and founder of the Leanna Archer Education Foundation for underprivileged children in Haiti. She came to speak at the Haitian Artisan Fair and I was honestly blown away by her story. She started making her own hair products at the age of eight and shortly after launched her own company! She would take her grandmother’s formula and package them in her baby brother’s baby food jars.

Her products were such a great success and in 2008 Leanna launched the Leanna Archer Education Foundation. Leanna uses the money she makes from the sales of her products to help kids in Tabar, Haiti, providing over 200 kids there with three meals every day. Her goal is to build a school and give individual attention to the kids in the town, based on their skills and needs.

It is just so incredible to see such a young girl be so selfless, so motivated, and dedicated to providing so much for those who are less fortunate than her. Leanna is one of the most incredible people I have ever met and I hope her story will inspire you all, not only to be driven to achieve your own dreams, but also to use your fortune and wisdom to help others who are less fortunate.

My Trip to Haiti: In My Own Words

December 20, 2011 / 88 Comments

Kim Kardashian Haiti Charity Trip Kris Jenner Maria Bello

As some of you know, my mom and I flew out to Haiti earlier this month to meet with Maria Bello and embark on an amazing journey together in Haiti. Our mission was to learn more about Maria’s charity, We Advance, meet the Haitian people who have made such amazing progress since the devastating earthquake in 2010, and celebrate the women of Haiti, who inspired me more than I ever could have anticipated.

While my experience was completely life-changing… a very emotional and surprisingly positive journey that I will never forget, some media outlets have tried to tarnish the motive behind my visit and have written completely ridiculous and untrue things. The National Enquirer wrote that I went to a fashion show in Haiti and then spent a fortune pampering myself! The truth is that I was at the Haitian Artisan Fair, where the amazing men and women who make their jewelry and crafts sell them to visitors to make a living, and I bought some of their beautiful jewelry after the fashion show!! Reading this made me so disappointed in the media.

Read full story here…

(more…)