I've mentioned before that my family has strong ties to Haiti. My dad in particular is always looking for ways to help people there and he's starting a grass-roots effort to encourage entrepreneurship by hand-importing figurines made by a Haitian craftsman. My dad's making no money from this; every dime he makes after paying to ship to the buyer goes back to the artist.
If you're interested, you can get more information on my dad's blog. He's got a limited supply of figurines right now, so he's working it as an email auction.