The income from this craft production supports families in a country where work can be scarce. In Haiti, 80% of the population lives below the poverty line.
CAH was formed in 1973 by religious councils and non-governmental agency representatives, and is based in Port-au-Prince. The organization works with artisans throughout the country. They provide artisans with marketing support, design training, and more so they can participate in the international market.
Partners for Just Trade began working with Comité Artisanal Haitïen in 2012.