Jewelry Project

Kouri Deye

Kouri Deye, a Creole phrase that means Pursue, is an organization designed to assist women in the churches of Haiti as they pursue trades that will provide financial assistance for their families.

The name of this organization developed from Proverbs 31:27, "She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness." 

Every story is different for the women who are a part of the work of Kouri Deye.  However, the women share a love for the Lord and for their families.   

The jewelry made by Kouri Deye is made of recycled cereal boxes.  These beautiful pieces come in a variety of colors and each is unique in its own way.
Kouri Deye is in association with Baptist Haiti Mission and has received training by the Apparent Project.
Cereal boxes are cut into strips and then rolled around skewers to create the bead.
Each piece is sold with a card attached that explains the purpose of Kouri Deye.  A picture of the artisan, as well as a brief description of their story is found on the back of the card.

Bracelet: $5 
Bracelets are composed of 10 handmade beads.  They are placed on elastic string, which makes it suitable for many sizes.
Short necklace: $15
Short necklaces are composed of 26 handmade beads and typically hit at the middle of the chest.

Long necklace: $20
Long necklaces are composed of 40 handmade beads.  They are designed to be doubled around the neck, creating a layered look.
If you are interested in purchasing any of these items or learning more about how you can be involved with Kouri Deye, please contact us: