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To bring life transformation through an artisan business that focuses on employing Haitians with disabilities, as well as at-risk women. OUR MISSION To provide opportunities in the workplace for job empowerment, spiritual development and growth in life skills that will produce products that come with inspiring stories of life change.
Three Cords was born out of Mission of Hope Haiti, an organization founded in 1998 that exists to bring life transformation to every man, woman, and child in Haiti. After a major earthquake devastated Haiti in 2010, an estimated 9,000 Haitians faced amputations from the falling rubble. Mission of Hope provided surgeries, prosthetics and other medical care to many people impacted by that earthquake. Unfortunately the disabled in Haiti are seen as unable to work or contribute to their communities and are often treated as outcasts. A missionary working for Mission of Hope in a post-operation ward and prosthetics lab began to occupy patientsby teaching them to braid fabric as they awaited surgery. Knowing those women would need opportunities to grow and work, the idea behind Three Cords was formed. In September, 2010 the organization launched to empower and employ those amputee victims. Three Cords quickly expanded to hire from the nearby deaf community. Today the vast majority of artisans on staff are women with a disability, and we continue to look for ways to provide employment opportunities for the disabled as we pursue our vision and mission.
The name Three Cords stems from Ecclesiastes 4:9-12: “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”