Sunday, November 15, 2009

Haitians fight poverty with art

As the poorest state in the Western hemisphere, Haiti has been suffering from a lack of basic resources for many years.

In the town of Croix Des Bouquets, just outside the capital, 70 per cent of the population is unemployed.

But a group of hundreds of artists have created a community of craftsmen - turning oil steel drums into art - in an effort to change that fact.

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