Key Stats

Capital: Port-Au-Prince

Population: 10.6 million

Average life expectancy: 64 years

Literacy rate: 61%

Population living below poverty line: 59%

Population without electricity: 7.4 million

Population without access to safe drinking water: 4.5 million

Most widely spoken language: Creole

Source: The World Factbook

About Haiti

The country of Haiti is located on the island of Hispaniola along with the Dominican Republic. Though it is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, the Haitian people show great pride in their culture and artistic traditions. After the devastating earthquake in 2010, rebuilding efforts are taking place but corruption and lack of infrastructure are slowing the process. Some artisans, however, are finding a way out of poverty by selling their craftwork in international markets.

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    Artisans in Haiti are able to earn an income through the production of beautiful handmade works of art.
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  • Singing Rooster

    Singing Rooster is a registered nonprofit that nurtures economic growth in Haiti by promoting and supporting coffee agriculture for the sake of self-sustainability, dignity and economic autonomy.
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