Art Creation Foundation
Art Creation Foundation for Children (ACFFC) is a grassroots project that introduces extremely underprivileged Haitian children to the world of art. ACFFC provides more than 100 students three meals each day, provides tuition for their schooling, uniforms, supplies, and introduces artisan skills to these children who would not have the opportunity and access to them otherwise.
Haiti is currently the poorest country in the western hemisphere and ranks among one of the poorest countries in the world with the highest rate of HIV outside of sub-Saharan Africa. Extreme poverty has also led to severe deforestation and to worsening poverty in a vicious cycle that has driven many people from the countryside into the major cities. The influx of people puts pressure on the most vulnerable areas and leads to increased crime and hunger. Children growing up in this environment have few options for development and can easily be taken advantage of or exploited.
Planeterra provided ACFFC a grant to help establish a shop on the main boardwalk area in Jacmel, run by youth graduates of the program, in order to bring in more income to support ACFFC.