We’re an organization that aim to empower vendors and craftsmen from the villages of third world countries. We strive to help extend their distribution reach by maintaining an online outlet were we can offer their remarkably unique arts and crafts to customers beyond their local markets.
We support World Fair Trade Day throughout the year by buying directly from the artisans/street vendors at a fair price that equates to a living wage – not a sweatshop price.
Our goals are to enable the craftsmen and women who would rather specialize on their arts and crafts than to sit on dusty roads all day, and to promote the formation of village co-operatives that offer life-skills training for the orphans, victims of domestic abuse, refugees and those living in poverty.
We believe in hard-work and in people who commit to working hard. From our experience in our backyard garden, we are reminded every Spring that there is no harvest in the Fall without hard work. We cannot expect chance to provide for our needs, we must take deliberate actions. There are millions of hard working individuals in this world. Some are working in economic environments that offer adequate income to make a comfortable living, while those in the third world nations put in hard work of equal worth but earn very little monetary income and live in poverty because the political and financial systems in their countries do very little to help widen their economic base.
We celebrate the small producers and small business owners who stand at some hot dusty roads all day to earn a living. We support the people who work hard and their creative efforts to become self-sustaining small producers and small business owners.