Béljoy is a distinct line of handcrafted jewelry produced in the US by local artisans. From 2015 to May of 2020 (COVID19), Béljoy had offered men + women in Haiti the opportunity to earn a dignified and consistent wage through the art of jewelry making. Since COVID-19 & the political unrest in Haiti, we have not been able to rely on production there. However, Béljoy is currently committed to building homes for women and their families in Haiti and investing in children's education. We do this through actual relationships with individuals and partner organizations. Béljoy also supports local US organizations helping women to become sustainable & care for their children. (Check out our GIVE BACK tab for more information.)
"Béljoy was born in my season of “yes.” At the time, I was in a season of saying “yes” to God and seeing what He would do. After taking a break from design to raise my three kids, my husband and I started to feel God lead us to help the people of Haiti by creating jobs. Our love for the Haitian people and the lack of employment options inspired me to return to designing jewelry. We had a vision to create opportunities for the people of Haiti to earn money through honest and dignified work. We said “yes” and God blessed it.
My husband’s family has a long standing relationship with Haitian Christian Mission in Fond Parisien and several other orphanages and organizations within the country. These relationships opened our eyes to the need in Haiti and helped lay the groundwork for Béljoy. Béljoy now enjoys a strategic partnership with Touch of Hope Haiti and the Starfish Program.
I could never have dreamed up a job like this. Only God could have lead me to start a business in a chaotic third world country, but I love it. I love to watch lives being changed. I love seeing the ladies on our team providing for their children. I love that all of their kids are in school now and their health and lives are improving. The women inspire me. Their days are hard, but they are so thankful for all they have.
Our Name: ‘Béljoy’
The Haitian people have changed our lives, showing us that true joy, despite circumstance, can only come from Jesus. That joy inspires the name Béljoy: BÉL means beautiful in Haiti's native language of Creole. The Haitians’ glad hearts are beautiful and their faces are a clear reflection of the JOY they have."
Restoring Dignity and Inspiring Change™,
Abby Clevenger - Founder