This Mother's Day We Celebrate all Moms.

 

Moms are amazing. Minouche is amazing.  In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating all the incredible women who have loved us by sharing the story of Minouche, one of the moms here at deux mains.  We also know you want an opportunity to be a part of this story, so read on! 

An entrepreneur by heart, Minouche originally owned a small store in Haiti selling rice and beans and she was able to support herself and her daughter. However, Minouche’s shop was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake.  Her rented apartment also collapsed. Concerned for her daughter Washenska, Minouche’s immediate priority was to find a new safe home and get a job.  

Seeking that stability for her and her daughter, Minouche was one of the first women to join the deux mains team. Minouche immediately showed her talent and quickly became one of our most refined sandal makers, and just last month she was promoted to Quality Control Assistant!   She has also leant her name and inspiration to our Minouche sandals, as well as helped create an entire line of denim products for the everyday mom who loves being casual and creative. 

Because of her employment with deux mains, Minouche now owns land and has built her own home, and is able to send her daughter, Washenska, to school. In January of 2014, Minouche gave birth to her second daughter, whom she named July (pronounced “Julie”). Described by her friends as gentle and caring, Minouche says that when she comes to work, it doesn’t feel like a job – it feels like a family.  Minouche treasures this sense of community and friendship and wants others to be a part of what she has experienced. After her shop collapsed, she thought she would never find work, but now she wants to inspire others to create their own success stories as well.

We at deux mains understand that the empowerment of moms is integral to the alleviation of poverty. When mothers succeed and flourish, so does the entire community. Educating, training, employing women, and moms makes the world a better place. When we help mom succeed, we help society succeed. So, to all the amazing moms out there, we see your amazing, hard work. We see your goals, your struggles, and your successes, and in honor of Mother’s Day, and every day - we thank you.

This Mother’s Day, we want you to celebrate the most influential woman in your life - whether she’s your mom, aunt, sister, teacher, mentor, or best friend!
To help you say thanks, we’re inviting you to "MOM-inate" that special person. This is your chance to tell us why your "mom" is so amazing, and give you both the chance to win a prize* package from our Denim Collection. The winning mom will receive The Nicole tote, and a pair of our Abako Earrings, and the person who made the nomination will receive one pair of Minouche Sandals and our Bèl Mizik Earbud Holder.

 

The winners will receive the following prizes. Left gift bundle for You, and Right gift bundle for Her.

All you have to do is visit our Instagram page and do the following:

1:"MOM-inate" on our Instagram post about an impactful woman and how she’s positively influenced you.

2: Use #mominate, and challenge 2 friends to "MOM-inate" someone.

3: Follow @deuxmainsdesigns

* Winners are limited to U.S. residents only. Sweepstake will end on May 13 at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be announced on Mother's Day on May 14th.

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