Caribbean Craft promotes employment in Haiti by training unskilled but highly gifted craftspeople and by assisting the artisans through the introduction of new designs and new market outlets. Unemployment in Haiti, the poorest country in the American Hemisphere, is estimated to vary between 60-80%. Caribbean Craft currently employs 400 artisans with roughly equal numbers of men and women. Their steadfast aim remains to expand and to provide jobs to 2,000 artisans, who support on average 9 people. They also provide market outlets for the varies and often quite original productions from man of the local freelance artists.