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Deforestation in Haiti.

Thanks in part to a history of decades of dictators, plus economic embargoes and sanctions since the early 1990's, Haiti is considered the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. Much of the land has been recently deforested by the people for firewood. (Photo left)

75-80% of the population is impoverished, with almost half of the population being illiterate. Only 40% have access to potable drinking water. 25% have access to sanitary sewage systems.

But there is hope. Since pre-Columbian times Haiti's skilled craftsmen have transformed natural materials like vetiver, sisal, banana leaf and vine into functional baskets and works of art. One World Projects and Aid to Artisans are working to find markets for these fine traditional Haitian crafts.

Haitian artisan - basket weaving. Words cannot adequately express the tragedy of Haiti's devastating earthquake. The One World Project family extends our deepest sympathies to all those affected by this natural disaster. We're thankful to report that many of our Haitian artisan partners have survived, although some are injured; others are still missing. Haitian woman weaving.

The soapstone carvers are in an area very close to the epicenter; they are back working again, while rebuilding their houses and gathering tools.

We invite you to browse through our Haitian artisan products. Many items are now back in stock!

We hope that you will continue to support the Haitian people and so we'd like to generate new orders for them! Under many out of stock items is an "E-mail me when in stock" e-mail link. This will tell us how many items we should request from the artisans, and it assures them that their work will continue.

Haitian Soapstone

Haitian Recycled Metal Crafts

Sisal Weavings

Vine, Palm, Straw Baskets, Stars

Banana Leaf Planters, Bowls, Hampers

Vetiver Bird Roosting Pouches, Baskets

artisan in haiti.

Thanks for your support of the Haitian people,
and for your continued support of Fair Trade
and self-sustainability in developing countries.

Haitian basket making. Haitian man working on Basket form.

Basketry Section Quick Links:

Basketry Main Page
Bolivian Totora Reed
Haitian Baskets

   Banana Leaf
   Vine, Palm, Straw

Ghana Grass
Guatemalan Maize
Guatemalan Pine Needle
Kenyan Glass Bead
Rwandan Sisal / Banana

Quick Links:

Haitian Main Page

   Banana Leaf
   Recycled Metal
   Vine, Palm, Straw

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One World Projects is a member of the Fair Trade Federation, Coop America, Social Venture Network, and the Aid to Artisan Trade Network. We're committed to helping economically disadvantaged artisans and farmers worldwide in a environmentally beneficial manner.


Retail Shipping/Handling Charge
within the Continental US for most products

We've added expedited shipping (2-day or overnight) options at checkout. NOTE that these options are for continental US orders only - please contact us for personalized service for other delivery locations. Orders for expedited shipping must be received before 2pm EST on weekdays. Please include your phone number!
See expedited shipping rates.

1.We usually ship retail orders within 1-3 business days of order placement.
2. We'll ship our products outside the continental US by doing an individualized shipping calculation for you. Please contact us, saying what you'd like to purchase, and where you'd like it shipped.
3. Oversize / heavy items have a separate shipping fee and don't use this shipping table. See a full explanation.
4. A few items have an additional shipping fee listed in the description.
5. Some items do not have an add-to-cart button by them, but they can be purchased - simply contact us for a personally calculated order.


 Dollar Amount 

 Shipping Cost 


$0 - $25.00


$25.01 - $74.99


$75.01 - 99.99


$100.00 and up

FREE Ground Shipping!
(additional shipping fee on a few
large items still applies)