Providing full-time work for handicapped women
who desperately need to provide
for themselves and their families

Mission of Hope
3 Cords

3 Cords is a small business initiative that started in 2010 after the devastating earthquake left many people without limbs and without jobs. 3 Cords employs amputee women and mothers of amputee children, giving them hope that they are still whole, valuable, and precious. Our vision is to love and serve these women, teach them valuable skills, and provide them with dignity that they can still work and provide for their families. In Haiti, many people do not believe handicapped women can do anything, let alone work. 3 Cords is disproving this cultural stigma for sure!

Where does the name 3 Cords come from?

One reason is that our main product is a braided headband. However, the main reason can be understood from Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. "Two are better than one...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...Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."

3 Cords

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3 Cords Employee Appreciation

We had a team from Forest Hill in Charlotte, NC come down and help us with a day of pampering for our 3 Cords employees. Manicures, pedicures and massages in the morning and a devotional Bible... Read More »

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3 Cords Anniversary

Yesterday was the 4 year anniversary of 3 Cords! A big thank you to our employees who work hard every day to make 3 Cords what it is! Read More »

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3 Cords Style

Lovely ladies, Micherline, Marie Carmelle, Diona, Bernadine, Guerline and Dounie, from the Village of Hope are rocking some 3 Cords style! We think they look awesome! Read More »

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3 Cords
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The Vision of 3 Cords

  Did you know a Zizi bag or a headband has the power to help change a nation? The team at 3 Cords knows, and they are working diligently to see it happen!  This year marks the 4th anniversary of this social enterprise, which trains and empowers physically handicapped Haitian women and men as artisans... Read More »

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Bluebonnet Festival

  What do Texas bluebonnets have to do with Haiti and Mission of Hope?  You might be surprised!  In the early spring, Texans celebrate the glory of God’s creation and drive for miles to view fields of the pretty little wildflower known as the bluebonnet, which is the state flower of... Read More »

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Meet Denise Jaque

Denise Jaque's story in her own words: "My name is Denise Jaque and I am 29 years old. Before the earthquake, I lived in Port-au-Prince in Delmas 33. On January 12, the day of the earthquake, I was outside selling shoes and cosmetics in the streets. I came home early that day because my little sister was sick and... Read More »

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Her smile is captivating and her love, overflowing. Gernise is a gentle and quiet spirit, and an amazing seamstress. Demonstrated by her willingness to trudge 3 hours to and from work everyday, Gernise is a faithful worker that you would undoubtedly fall in love with if you met her.

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