Only 53% of the Haitian population is literate.
That might not shock you from a long distance. But because of the work we do there with papier-mache crafters, we’ve learned first-hand how much this statistic hinders the everyday life of so many people in Port-au-Prince.
We knew that we wanted to make a difference in the lives of our Haitian artisans. So we co-founded an adult literacy program. Over the past 6 months, the course has been teaching crafters to read and write, and we’ve seen an incredibly positive response!
We visited Port-au-Prince to attend the graduation of our pilot program students, and we’re proud to share this moment.