Ten Thousand Villages

This is how we know it's working

30 developing countries
20,000 makers
$7,500,000 in sustainable income

That’s how your purchase made a difference in 2015.
This is how we know it's working

As the world’s oldest — and one of its largest —
fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages
has used market-based solutions to alleviate poverty
in villages around the world
for nearly 70 years.

This is how we know it's working

Education

By buying fair trade, you are fighting child labor and supporting education.
Tara Projects is just one of the self-sustaining
fair trade organizations we work with in India
that has set up learning centers in neighborhoods
where children are most at risk.


How does a lunchbox fight hunger? »


This is how we know it's working


Long-Term Commitments


Time and devotion allow us to see real change happen
for makers who had struggled to make ends meet.
Michael Al-Atrash in the West Bank
has found the means of renovating his olive wood
workshops, ensuring safe working conditions for carvers.


How did Michael turn things around? »


This is how we know it's working


Environmental Responsibility


Use of recycled materials keeps makers’ production costs low
while keeping useful supplies out of landfills in places
where trash collection may not be established.
Choosing to use organic processes and natural resources
is safer for the environment, for makers, and for customers.


What materials do we upcycle? »


This is how we know it's working


Advance & Fair Payments


When political unrest or natural disasters get in the way of everyday life
Ten Thousand Villages stands by our artisan partners.
We continue to place orders and develop products
because going to work each day and earning steady income
is one step towards restoring normalcy.


How is Nepal since the earthquake? »



MEET OUR ARTISAN PARTNERS »



READ OUR ANNUAL REPORT »



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