Welcome to Haiti Creates!
Haiti Creates is a new brand and line of products made by Haitians who own and run their own small factory in Cite Soleil-- one of Port au Prince, Haiti's most challenging and materially impoverished communities.
100% of the sales of Haiti Creates products remain in Haiti and are used to sustain employment and fund a neighborhood school where children are educated and fed nutricious meals.
Haiti Creates & the Cite Soleil Art Center (CS Art Center)
Haiti Creates products are made at the Cite Soleil Art Center. CS Art Center is a small factory located at Cite Soleil Community School (CSCS) on the outskirts of Port au Prince, Haiti.
The purpose of CS Art Center is to provide jobs that enable workers (primarily parents of the students) to support their families. Income generated is also used to help pay for the school's operating expenses, including salaries for teachers and a daily meal program. For more information about Haiti Creates, CS Art Center, the school, and the Cite Soleil community in which the school is located, please select the "About" tab on the left margin of this page.
Products Made By Haiti Creates
What Does The Haiti Creates Brand Stand For?
Haiti Creates products are made at the Cite Soleil Art Center (CS Art Center) which is located within the footprint of Cite Soleil Community School (CSCS). CSCS is an elementary school for grades K-6 each weekday morning, and then in the afternoons the school serves grades 7-13 (there is an extra year of highschool in Haiti). You can learn more about CSCS and watch some videos that will take you inside the school facility by visiting the website of Haiti Allies www.haitiallies.org
Haiti Creates: Building A Sustainable Future
It's simple. The people in this community want to work for a living. Haiti Creates workers are mostly parents of the children at the school. They create beautiful products made from recycled materials. The factory is solar powered. Sustainability. Work with dignity. Moving beyond charity to social enterprises that generate income, break cycles of dependency, and establish spaces in which Haitian leadership, capacity, creativity, and vision can flourish.
The purchases you make here create work and put food in the mouths of some of the most materially vulnerable people on the planet. It's a beautiful thing! Thanks for being a part of it!!