Haiti Creates is a line of products made in a factory owned and operated by a Haitians. The factory is called The Cite Soleil Art Center and it exists within the footprint of a school in Cite Soleil--one of Haiti's most materially impoverished communities. The factory is powered to a large degree by solar panels, and the products wherever possible are made from recycled materials. The goal of this social enterprise is to provide employment that breaks cycles of dependency and charity and to empower the community to be financially sustainable and independent. All sales of products in the Haiti Creates line are used to employ parents of children at the school, to support the school itself, and to feed the students.