By providing rural Haitian women with employment at Fair Trade wages, Haiti Projects has had a tangible impact on raising the quality of life for those in need.
Before working, only 17% of women could afford to send their children to school. Now 100% of our employees can and do send their children to school.
Women report an average income increase of over 250% after working for Haiti Projects. This does not include the 32% of workers who were unemployed prior to working for the Women's Cooperative and who increased their income, on average, from 0 to 2150 gourdes per month.
Haiti Projects worker earn, on average, 262% more than the national minimum wage.
The Impact of our work is not easy to measure. How do you measure the dignity that a job brings, or the joy of watching your child attend school? How do you quantify the opportunity to buy a home, determine how many children you can afford or purchase livestock to raise for added income for your family? This graph show part of this story -- the numbers. The impact is clear and significant.