Purchase Metal Crosses, Handmade in Haiti

metal crosses from Haiti; anniversary, birthday, easter & confirmation gift ideas

Singing Rooster carries a large variety of metal crosses online. Shop today and support small producer metal artists in Croix des Bouquets. Our handmade metal crosses come in all shapes and sizes. They’re the perfect gift idea for confirmation, Easter, baptism, birthdays or an anniversary. More than a perfect present, great gift idea, we’ve been working with our artist partners for YEARS. Your purchase supports their work, their families, their community we’ve grown to love. To learn more about the sweet little metal art village, … Read More

Reforesting Haiti with Coffee — Haiti’s Deforestation Explained

deforested mountains, Haiti, reforest w/ coffee

Singing Rooster has been reforesting Haiti with coffee for over a decade. We’ve planted tens of thousands of soil-stabilizing, income-providing trees. Before we tell you more about our work, we think it’s important to understand how things got so environmentally grim in Haiti. Hispanolia (the island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic) was once full of splendid rain forests and fertile plains. Native Caribbeans inhabited the island for centuries before Columbus arrived in 1492. The Spanish, and soon after, the French, saw a land … Read More

Singing Rooster’s Wholesale, Organic, Dark Haitian Chocolate Bars

Buy Singing Rooster Chocolate online

We’ve been producing a Haitian dark chocolate bar line for years.  Add our bars to your retail store or fundraising event — and remember to leverage the energy of youth in door-to-door sales.  Hey, nobody wants a coupon book or magazine subscription – but dark chocolate? Yes.  Plus, your customers support farm-direct products like ours.   Wholesale minimum purchase = 2 cartons (24 bars per carton), creamy dark 2.2 ounce organic bars: plain roasted coffee bits dried cranberries from Wisconsin sea salt & roasted nibs … Read More

Deforestation Made Hurricane Matthew (so much) Worse for Haiti

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Yes, 2016 is in the rear view. But it shouldn’t be. If it seems like Haiti has a disproportionate number of natural disasters, you’re right. But it’s more than just bad luck or lousy geographical positioning (tornado alley anyone?).  Some (too much) of the damage, death, and suffering is man-made.  The cause. Deforestation. Moreover, global warming climate experts have warned us about the increased frequency and intensity of hurricanes from this day forward. According to the World Bank, Haiti has less than 4% tree coverage as of 2015.  Why? … Read More