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Haiti Babi creates handmade baby blankets and fair-wage jobs for moms in Haiti, empowering them to provide for their families.
Katlin Jackson
Small Business
Seattle, Washington
United States
4 Team Members


Our goal is to empower moms in Haiti and keep families together. Haiti Babi creates handmade baby blankets and fair-wage jobs for moms in Haiti, empowering them to provide for their families.

One in ten children in Haiti lives in an orphanage. Many of these children have families, but their families cannot afford them because they cannot find a job. Haiti Babi gives moms jobs making baby blankets, so they can afford to care for their children. Haiti Babi is a hand up, not a handout. When a mom works at Haiti Babi, she doesn’t just earn a paycheck; she also rebuilds her self-esteem, and shows her children that they can break the cycle of poverty. Our moms’ determination is our inspiration.

Moms & Katlin

In just nine months, we’ve prototyped our first products, set up our business in Seattle and our office in Cap Haitien, built our website, hired our first four artisans, gotten interest from numerous retailers, and won two start-up business awards.

We’re almost there. Now we need a kick-start to fulfill three critical next steps:

1. Hire a new manager to oversee operations in Haiti
2. Hire more women in Haiti
3. Produce our first run of 200 blankets for sale in the United States (includes buying a second knitting machine and more yarn)


Haiti Babi blankets are handmade by moms in Haiti.  The main part of the blanket is made on a hand-knitting machine, the borders are hand-crocheted and the three circles are embroidered.

Haiti Babi blankets come in six sophisticated color options.  They are made from all natural 100% cotton so they are super soft for baby and machine washable for you! 

It's Better Together

We've partnered with Second Mile Ministries (SMM) as our on-the-ground partner in Haiti.  We believe we can all achieve more if we leverage our skills and resources to work together.  SMM's goal is to empower moms to care for their children by providing housing, education, and job training to mothers in difficult situations. SMM is run by two rockstars, Jenn and Amy.  They are our hands and feet on-the-ground, and are doing amazing work for families in Haiti.  Check them out!

And For You

In Haiti, families thrive with the help of their community, their village. They’ve got things figured out: going together is so much more powerful than going alone. Haiti Babi is thriving because of our village, too; be a part of it!  For giving to our campaign, we have some awesome rewards for you!

Haiti Babi Blanket

Haiti Babi Blanket


Haiti Babi Bracelet

Haiti Babi Bracelet


Crochet Coffee Cozy

Crochet Coffee Cozy


Signed Book & Book Club with Maria Semple

Signed Book & Book Club with Maria Semple



If you like what we're doing, please share it with your friends, family, and especially your mom!  The more money we raise, the more moms we can empower, and the more lives we can change . . . together.  Thank you for joining our journey!

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raised by 122 people in 1 month
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$7,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on November 22, 2012
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  • $5USD
    Join Our Adventure!

    We'll keep you up to date on the latest happenings of our project- from our first shipment of blankets, to updates on our Haiti Babi moms and their families. There's a lot going on, you'll want to be kept in the loop!

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  • $10USD
    Website Thank You

    Give $10 and get your name added to the "Village" page on our website as our way of saying 'Thank You'! In Haiti, families thrive with the help of their community, their village. They’ve got things figured out: going together is so much more powerful than going alone. Haiti Babi is thriving because of our village, too- be a part of it!

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  • $20USD
    Thank You Pack

    This includes getting email updates, your name on our website, and some Haiti Babi sticker swag. *** All Rewards after this level also receive the Thank You Pack.

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  • $40USD
    Crochet Coffee Cozy

    Get cozy! Our new employees in Haiti perfect their crochet skills by making these beautiful – and functional – crochet coffee cozies! Wrap your favorite morning fix with this reusable cozy, and be socially and environmentally savvy! Get it by Christmas!

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  • $65USD
    Haiti Babi Bracelet

    These one-of-a-kind wrap bracelets are designed and handmade by the members of our founding team and will look great on you, or your favorite lady. It also makes the perfect gift for your mom! Get it by Christmas!

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  • $125USD
    Haiti Babi Blanket

    The perfect gift for your little one or a special mom you know. The blankets are 100% cotton, machine washable, super soft, and available in 6 color options. Wait times subject to availability; however, we anticipate you’ll receive yours no later than July 2013- within 9 months for those who are counting :)

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  • $150USD
    Book Club With Maria Semple

    Where'd You Go Bernadette? Awesome moms do awesome things, and Maria Semple is no exception! For $150 you get a signed copy of NY Times Bestseller "Where'd You Go Bernadette?" and an invitation to a book club with Maria Semple. (Book club will be in Seattle, WA between January and March, 2013)

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  • $200USD
    Haiti Babi Blanket- SOONER!

    Don't wait, get on the top of the list for the first 50 Haiti Babi blankets. We hope to get these to you as soon as possible, but can guarantee they will be to you by March.

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  • $300USD
    Mother's Day Brunch

    Two tickets to sit at the VIP Table at our Mother's Day Brunch! It's never too soon to start planning what you'll do for your mom this Mother's Day. Show your mom how much you love her, and bring her to our Mother's Day brunch in celebration of Moms! You'll get a seat up front at our VIP table, a special bubbly beverage to enjoy, and a Haiti Babi bracelet to give your mom. (In Seattle, on Mother's Day 2013)

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  • $500USD
    Founders Blanket

    Get a limited edition founders blanket! Our baby blankets are great, but our Founders Blankets are extra special. They are the same design and size as our other baby blankets, but made from an extra luxurious yarn by our Founders in Seattle. You'll get to pick what color scheme you'd like, too! Our Founders Blankets are the key to launching our blanket production by moms in Haiti. Get it by Christmas!

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  • $1,000USD
    Crochet & Champagne Party

    Haiti Babi’s co-founders will host a crochet party at your home for you and 7 guests. Enjoy cupcakes and bubbly and learn crochet basics in an informal, fun setting where you’ll also hear moving first-hand stories from our team’s experience in Haiti. Each party guest receives yarn and a crochet hook. In the Seattle-area only (within one hour). We will schedule to accommodate your schedule, any time after the first of the year.

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  • $5,000USD
    Founding Sponsorship

    There's no way we could thank you enough, but we will try! Our highest honor is reserved for Founding Sponsors. We’ll display your name or company name on a plaque in our headquarters in Haiti, and in a special place on our website. You’ll receive a Founder’s Blanket and a personal letter from our founders.

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