Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Message to Flaunt Followers: My home country Haiti

Hey Flaunt Followers-

For those of you who may not know I am Haitian so since Tuesday I have been dealing with this sad issue and I am directly affected. Not knowing the status on my family that still remains gets tougher & tougher to deal with everyday. What fathoms me the most is Haiti is the poorest, least developed country in the Western Hemisphere, and most Haitians have lived in poverty for years. This means that the government has limited capacity to even offer basic needs, not to mention to aid a disaster of this magnitude. The lack of infrastructure, disaster preparedness and the amount of poverty is what makes this situation hard to approach. Honestly all I can do is pray for the victims, my family and those that are working to help in Haiti. 

For more info on where you can continue to contribute financially please visit Wyclef's foundation Yele or text YELE to 501501 to donate $5, RedCross or text “HAITI” to “90999″ to make a $10 donation, or find more foundations at CNNThe State Department has also set up a toll-free number to call for info about family members in Haiti at 1-888-407-4747. Also Fashionbomb Daily features Fashion for a Cause.

Thanks to you all for baring with me as I've paused a moment on posting and for being awesome readers and followers. I love ya much!

Kethia J

My mother, aunt and I in Haiti when I was 2.

My grandparents that currently live in Haiti.


  1. I hope and pray that you get in contact with your family members.

  2. I pray for you and your family members. Although I am not Haitian I do feel like everyone on that island is my brother, sister, aunt and uncles...I will do what I can to help out!!

  3. My thoughts are with you, Kethia. I hope you hear from them soon.

    Take care and don't give up hope.


  4. my heartfelt prayers go out to you and your family. I'll definitely do all that I can to help.

  5. thank you all so much for the love! i'll def keep you updated on the status of my family once i'm notified. thanks for making your contributions as they are very much needed at this time.


  6. Praying for you BABYGIRL we LOVE YOU!!!
    Mama Wanna

  7. My prayers go out to you and your family, this has to be hard for you directly because I can't stop watching the news its just so sad to me to even look at this....
    I'll continue praying and doing what i can
    God Bless

  8. Hey Kethia,

    I just want to keep you and your family in my prayers!!!! I'm not from Haiti, but I feel like they are my people and I wish I could be there digging with my bare hands, May God Bless Haiti!!! Please don't give up and keep praying!!!
    Doris from NY/Ghana

  9. I'll keep your family in my thoughts. Seeing the images of families makes me want to do as much as possible, for you and your family this is something that isn't going away once the media is no longer paying this attention. Keep us up to date of ways to help in the future, I want to continue to give to Haiti.

  10. I will have you and your family in my prayers. I can't even imagine how difficult this is for you---I haven't been able to sleep well and I don't have any family there. May God bless you and the people of Haiti.

    from your fellow Caribbean sister :)

  11. Wow!! My english is not good enough to tell you how do I feel. This must be so hard for you that is impossible for me to imagine... I´m so so so so sorry!! I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts. And of course, all the people of Haiti!!
    A big big hug!!!