Haiti Projects is a 501(C)(3) corporation with focused initiatives to empower women of rural Haiti toward self-sufficiency. They provide access to jobs at fair trade wages, education, health care, and avenues for building sustainable community. Haiti Projects is located in the town of Fond des Blancs, only 22 miles aways from our village, Fond Doux!
The Haiti Projects Artisanat Cooperative was founded in 1994 when founder Sarah Hackett, impressed by the embroidery skills of the local women found that they lacked the simplest of supplies to hone their skills. By providing these women needles and thread, Sarah realized that she could provide not only tools for embroidery but also the means to make a living in an area where employment is scarce.
20+ years later the Artisanat Cooperative employs nearly 100 women at Fair Trade wages. They make heirloom quality, handcrafted embroidered and knit products. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these items goes directly toward supporting the Haiti Projects artisans, providing them with life-changing income.