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Kim Kardashian and momager Kris Jenner have been in Haiti to bring awareness to the charity "We Advance" ... an organization that brings much-needed aid to earthquake victims. Actress Maria Bello co-founded the charity.

A source close to Kim, 31, tells People:

    "Her intention was always to take the end of the year to focus on some of the other things that are important to her and this trip was one."

The "We Advance" charity hopes to "advance the health, safety and well being of women throughout Haiti," according to the website. To raise money, shirts (seen above) that read "Spread The Joy" are also for sale to benefit the cause.

"We Advance" was created back in January 2010 following a devastating earthquake in Haiti.