Heartline Ministries has a women's sewing program (which has been suspended in the aftermath of the earthquake because the home where it is held is being used as a hospital now). They make purses for sale, raising money for Heartline and for the women who make the purses. The sales are split 50/50 between Heartline and the women.
You can buy a purse on the website. There is an inventory of purses in the US, so they ship out the same day. Purses are not being mailed from Haiti. They're beautiful purses, of many different types. The women who make them are pictured, and you can buy their designs specifically if you are so moved.
The cost of the purses runs $25 to $40 US dollars. I've bought four. You can even hold a purse party at your home, as people do with Pampered Chef and Tupperware. They will send you a selection of purses and information about the women seamtresses. Check it out on the website.
I'm leaving this up for a couple of days. You can visit the blogs of Heartline, listed on the top left of my blog. Tara and Troy partner with them to run the little makeshift trauma center in Port-au-Prince. This is one awesome group of people. May God bless them.