The Art Center in Cange, Haiti
Sant Art, ‘art center’ in Creole, trains and employs artisans in Cange, Haiti, and offers their goods for sale. Fine needlework, exquisite note cards, designer rugs, traditional Haitian dolls, and many other items are produced by women and men whose skills enable them to provide for their families. All this in one of the most impoverished areas in the Western Hemisphere.
Sant Art was founded in the 1980s to address one of the greatest problems in Haiti – unemployment – which had resulted in malnourished children and discouraged adults. Along with Zanmi Lasante (providing healthcare), Zanmi Agrikol (providing nutrition), an Episcopal church, and a school, Sant Art has helped make Cange a model community in Haiti.
The original building for Sant Art was expanded to accommodate the growing number of artisans selected to work there. The extraordinary success of the art center is witness to the perseverance and resilience of talented people whose region has faced countless natural and man-made adversities.
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