About Vi Bella:
What does the name Vi Bella mean?
What sets Vi Bella Jewelry apart from other companies?
Is Vi Bella a business or a non-profit?
Vi Bella is a business with a mission! We provide employment to more than 30 artisans in three countries. The sale of our products is invested back into the people and communities that we serve.
We do have a non-profit arm of the company Vi Bella Serves which provides educational sponsorships for our artisan’s children in Haiti as well as projects that impact the communities we serve in Haiti and Mexico.
Our philosophy: We believe employment can change the world. Our business model focuses on empowering artisans to be self-sufficient through the dignity of a job and a way to support their families and give back to their communities.
Instead of simply donating to communities, we hire and train artisans, creating a lasting impact and a path out of poverty. We create a marketplace for artisan products through our ambassadors, home gatherings and fundraisers. We also link arms with other like-minded organizations through partnerships. We strive to live Micah 6:8: To act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly,
How does Vi Bella empower artisans?
Vi Bella empowers through employment. We believe that rather than simply donating funds to alleviate poverty, creating sustainable jobs has long-term impact on individuals, their families, and their communities.
In Haiti jobs are scarce and many go hungry. Many families make the heart-wrenching decision to give their children over to orphanages because they cannot care for them. The training, employment, and support that our artisans receive is life-changing.
Artisans are proud to be able to provide good food, clean water and improved housing for themselves and their families. The money they spend on these commodities circulates throughout their communities, causing a ripple effect by supporting small businesses or individuals who have wares or services to sell.
We directly employ artisans through our own Vi Bella centers: two in Haiti and one in Mexico. All of our artisans are paid a fair daily wage. In Haiti, our artisan’s children are given school sponsorships supported through Vi Bella Serves, our non-profit arm. In addition to steady employment, our artisans are given the opportunity to engage in Bible studies and prayer at their work sites if they wish.
Vi Bella also gives back to the communities where our centers are located in a variety of ways.
Why do you use a direct sales business model?
About our Jewelry:
How does Vi Bella design their products?
We also work with a few partner organizations, purchasing their products to support their artisans. We then market these pieces online and in our catalogs, widening the circle of empowerment. These pieces are labeled as “partner pieces.
Are Vi Bella products recycled?
Many of our products are recycled and/or sustainable. Plastic bottles, paper, and metal bottle caps that once littered the beaches near our centers are transformed into pieces that tell a beautiful story. To learn more about our products click here.
Some pieces are made by Vi Bella partner artisans. What does this mean?
Since products are handmade, what can I expect?
How should I care for my jewelry?
How will Vi Bella ship my order?
Will my card be charged at the time of purchase or when my order ships?
What will I pay in shipping charges?
Does Vi Bella ship internationally?
I ordered some products through a gathering or fundraiser, when can I expect them to arrive?
Will I be charged sales tax on my order?
My item is out of stock. What should I expect?
How do I find a Vi Bella Ambassador?
Finding an Ambassador is easy! Go to our Ambassador Locator and enter your information! You can purchase products through our Ambassadors OR join their team!
What is the ambassador opportunity?
The Ambassador Business Opportunity is a unique way for people to join the journey alongside of us. Our Ambassadors hold Gatherings to display product and share the Vi Bella story, and are then compensated financially for their sales. To learn more about the Vi Bella Ambassador Opportunity, view our Become an Ambassador page.
You manage your own centers? Does that mean my commission takes away from how much the artisans make?
Why do you use a direct sales business model?
How do I become a Vi Bella Ambassador?
It’s easy! Fill out and submit your Vi Bella Jewelry Ambassador Enrollment and purchase one of our Starter Kit options. Upon approval of your agreement, our Home Office will ship your Starter Kit and get you connected with the tools to start your Vi Bella Business! You will enter an online training program right away to kickstart your business and begin earning rewards right away.
How much does it cost to get started?
We have three different starter kit levels. Your investment could cost you $99, $199, or $299 valuing you much more! View our Starter Kit options to learn more.
In addition to beautiful product, your kit will include business supplies, a virtual office, online training materials, and support you will need to start your business.
How much can I earn?
When you start, you’ll earn a 25%-28% base commission on every sale you make. The more parties you book, the more sales you’ll make!
As you build a team and become a leader for new Ambassadors who join, you will earn a percent of their commission as well as bonuses on your team sales.
How often do I get paid?
What kind of support does Vi Bella provide?
Can I sell Vi Bella products online?
Are there any additional rewards I can earn as an Ambassador?
Do you have monthly hostess and customer specials I can promote?
Does Vi Bella support charities and fundraisers?
Yes! Vi Bella supports people and their causes, adoptions, missions trips and non-profit partnerships by offering the option to hold Vi Bella Fundraisers where 30% of the purchases go to support their cause and 15% commission goes to the ambassador.
Vi Bella Jewelry also has a sister non-profit, Vi Bella Serves, which supports many initiatives that create educational and supportive opportunities for the communities in which we serve. Learn more about Vi Bella Serves here.
How much do I need to maintain in sales each month to maintain my status as a Vi Bella Ambassador?
Will I need to purchase additional marketing materials such as catalogs, order forms and business cards?
Are Gathering and Fundraising orders shipped to each customer or am I responsible for delivering product?
How do fundraisers work? Will I get commission if I organize one of these with a group?
Are there conferences that Ambassadors can attend?
Hosting a Gathering:
What is a Vi Bella Gathering like?
A Vi Bella Gathering is a fun and fashionable way to party with your friends and family while you shop for jewelry and accessories made by Artisans employed by Vi Bella. While you receive style tips from your Ambassador, you will also learn stories about the hands of those who made our unique jewelry. Each purchase is a promise of hope and redemption for our artisans – allowing any style or budget to join the journey. We love to reward our hostesses and guests with monthly specials as well! Talk with your Ambassador today to learn more about how fun and easy it is to hold a Vi Bella Gathering.