Haven House, Belize, Central America, this morning, was gifted ten thousand dollars by Marie Sharp’s Fine Foods Limited. The monies will be used to assist Haven House in achieving its goal of helping victims of domestic abuse. The cheque was handed over by Jody Williams, the company’s Chief Marketing and Sales Director who spoke to Love News.
The program started in 2019, which you can read about her in this original article. Marie Sharp’s has contributed more than $25,000 thousand dollars to help victims of domestic abuse.
There is a saying in Belize, “If you don’t hit her, you don’t love her.” The sentiment is appalling, and so are the statistics. It’s estimated that about half of Belize’s women are victims of domestic violence. When beloved and iconic Belizean hot sauce entrepreneur Marie Sharp heard about the scope of gender-based violence (GBV) in her country, she vowed to do something to stop it.
Hats off to entrepreneur Marie Sharp and the U.S. Embassy in Belize for this remarkable partnership to fight gender-based violence, a global priority for the United States.
Photo Caption Information: (1) Marie Sharp, entrepreneur and owner, Marie Sharp’s Fine Foods Ltd; (2) Marie Sharp and Natella Svistunova, U.S. Embassy in Belize; (3) Marie Sharp’s “Pure Love” pineapple habanero pepper sauce; (4) Mervin Budram, musician; Natella Svistunova, PAO; Ketih R. Gigles, Chargé d’Affaires; and Alida Sharp, singer.