In 2001, Tamara Pereira saw weavers in her local community who were without markets to sell their goods and did something about it; she founded Oyanca  Artesania to bridge the gap, connecting Nicaraguan artisans with customers in North America and beyond. Not only has she created jobs for women who were previously without work, but she provides access to training to grow their skills and develop strong sustainable businesses.

You can be part of this story…


Give a spa day in a bag

For the teacher who invests in your child, the neighbor who lends a helping hand, or anyone who could use a moment of serenity; the Sea Salt Spa Scrub soothes away a long, hard day.

Enhance the experience

Add essential oils. Three different scrub recipes create a plethora of peaceful possibilities. Brought to you by a third-generation family business pioneering fair trade practices in Pakistan, this salt scrub is a natural beauty treatment you can feel good about.

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Ten Thousand Villages creates opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair trading relationships.