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…



Being far from a loved one is never easy:  calls and snail mail help make the distance feel smaller. This bracelet set is made from telephone wire and is a reminder of the strong relationship you share even when you are apart.

A connected World

African Home works with refugees in South Africa, giving them access to global markets to sell their handicrafts and build a successful life even far from home.

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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.