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  Ten Thousand Villages: Fair Trade Christmas Shopping for the Conscious Consumer - Associated Content
For Ten Thousand Villages, it means that poor, unemployed, or underemployed artisans in developing countries are given the opportunity to support themselves and their families through the products they create, are treated with respect, are paid promptly, and are given the security of consistent, ongoing orders for their creations.
And Ten Thousand Villages takes care to ascertain that the products they sell are environmentally friendly and culturally conscious.The purchases you make can help a woman in Tamil Nadu afford health care for her children, or give people in Hazigonj opportunities to enjoy year-round work.
Ten Thousand Villages works with various non-profit groups to ensure that many people across the world, from rural villages to impoverished towns, can enjoy the gainful employment, basic comforts, and respect that everyone has a right to enjoy.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/90162/ten_thousand_villages_fair_trade_christmas.html   (596 words)

  
  Ten Thousand Villages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ten Thousand Villages, a program sponsored by the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and designed to provide employment for people in developing countries by marketing internationally handicraft items these people can make but are unable to sell locally.
The Ten Thousand Villages idea began in 1946 when Edna Ruth Byler was asked by poverty-stricken women in Puerto Rico and by MCC workers Mary Lauver and Olga Martens to take needlework items back to the United States to sell so the Puerto Rican women could buy food and clothing for their families.
Ten Thousand Villages is primarily concerned with the needs and welfare of the producers rather than the consumers and considers the educational aspects dealing with injustice, poverty and international understanding to be an integral part of the program.
www.mhsc.ca /encyclopedia/contents/T47ME.html   (635 words)

  
 Ten Thousand Villages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ten Thousand Villages is a program of Mennonite Central Committee started in 1946 that pioneered the concept of fair trade by buying crafts directly from artisans in the developing world and paying a living wage.
Today Ten Thousand Villages has over 180 stores across North America and is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and the International Fair Trade Association.
Ten Thousand Villages sold $15 million worth of fair trade goods in the United States and another $3 million in Canada between March 2003 and April 2004 (Garriga, 2004).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ten_Thousand_Villages   (208 words)

  
 Ten Thousand Villages News, July 2001 06/25/2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ten Thousand Villages Akron offers a special thank you to the store staff and volunteers who worked to impact the Nampa area and who shared the mission of Ten Thousand Villages since 1980.
Ten Thousand Villages, Montreat, N.C., is offering children's activities to help children fill their summer reading and cultural passports and encourage parents to return to the store.
Ten Thousand Villages is looking for two-year volunteer applicants to work in our Leola and Akron, Pa., office, warehouse and retail operations for a variety of positions such as Administrative Assistant in Marketing.
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 Ten Thousand Villages Opens First Fair Trade Craft Store in Northern New Jersey
Ten Thousand Villages pioneered the concept of Fair Trade in the 1940s by selling handicrafts from poor rural communities in the American South to wealthier consumers in the North.
Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit, self-supporting program of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), the relief and development agency of Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches in North America.
Ten Thousand Villages is also a member of the International Fair Trade Association, (IFAT), a coalition of Third World handicraft and agricultural organizations and ATOs from both the North and the South.
www.pressbox.co.uk /Detailed/21736.html   (688 words)

  
 Ten Thousand Villages sells third world hopes - Brock Press - News
Ten Thousand Villages is a completely non-profit organization that sells crafts made by disadvantaged artisans in developing countries from around the world.
Ten per cent of the proceeds made at the sale go to sponsoring two first year Brock students who are refugees from other countries.
The Ten Thousand Villages sale is a great way to get some shopping done while promoting a good cause and directly helping hundreds of less-fortunate people from around the world.
www.brockpress.com /news/2004/11/09/News/Ten-Thousand.Villages.Sells.Third.World.Hopes-798357.shtml   (687 words)

  
 M.B. Herald: Vol. 37, No. 22: MCC and Ten Thousand Villages discuss new relationship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ten Thousand Villages and Mennonite Central Committee are seeking ways to improve Ten Thousand Villages' ability to help artisans in developing countries.
The boards of Ten Thousand Villages Canada and US met Sept. 18-19 in Saskatoon for their first joint meeting, and recommended that a committee be appointed to study various options over the next year.
Ten Thousand Villages seeks to provide vital, fair income to Third World artists by selling their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America.
old.mbconf.ca /mb/mbh3722/mcc.htm   (299 words)

  
 Ten Thousand Villages Provides Fair Income to Artisans
Ten Thousand Villages works only with artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed, the majority of whom are women and other disadvantaged populations.
Ten Thousand Villages is one of the oldest and largest fair trade organizations in the world.
To keep this in perspective, Ten Thousand Villages growth during the four years from 2000 to 2003 was 15.6%, with the highest of those four years being 18.8%.
www.solutions-site.org /artman/publish/article_227.shtml   (1501 words)

  
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Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit network of over 200 stores in North America featuring quality handicrafts from more than 30 Third World countries and benefiting over 60,000 craftspeople annually.
Thanks To Ten Thousand Villages sales, thousands of unemployed or under employed artisans are able to support their families and participate in health and educational programs in their communities.
By selling their handicrafts, Ten Thousand Villages helps crafts people provide food and education for their families and helps these threatened villages survive.
www.humanistsofutah.org /2000/ten_thousand_villages.html   (398 words)

  
 Case Studies | BSDGlobal
Ten Thousand Villages (TTV) is a non-profit corporation of the Mennonite Central Committee, an international relief and development agency based in Winnipeg, Canada.
TTV opens up markets for producers and their products that would otherwise not be available to them.
TTV is careful to take into account cultural norms of a region when developing a relationship with producers.
www.bsdglobal.com /viewcasestudy.asp?id=89   (1255 words)

  
 Ten Thousand Villages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ten Thousand Villages (formerly SELFHELP Crafts) is a nonprofit alternative trading organization that provides vital, fair income to Third World people by selling their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America.
Thousands of volunteers in Canada and the United States work with Ten Thousand Villages in their home communities.
Ten Thousand Villages is a program of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), the service, relief and development agency of Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches in North America.
cambridge.zami.com /villages   (152 words)

  
 Moira Secondary teams with Ten Thousand Villages
The products are sold and distributed by Ten Thousand Villages, a non-profit organization selling handmade crafts from artisans in poorer countries.
"Ten Thousand Villages visits the artists and the people around them to see how much it costs to live," Connor said.
Ten Thousand Villages would not buy from the factory, because it is a factory.
www.thepioneer.com /dec11_10000villages.htm   (453 words)

  
 MCC | Ten Thousand Villages establishes pioneering trade relationship in the Democratic Republic of the Congo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 2003 Ten Thousand Villages was forced to temporarily stop importing from Artisanat et Développement as a result of local trade barriers including corruption and lack of infrastructure.
With the support of Ten Thousand Villages and MCC, Debo and the artisans he works with were able to export their first order to the U.S. marketplace in more than three years.
Ten Thousand Villages leads the fair trade movement with 60 years of experience in providing vital, fair income to artisans in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
www.mcc.org /news/news/2006/2006-09-08_villages.html   (554 words)

  
 Ten Thousand Villages Brings First Fair Trade Store to Northern New Jersey : ArriveNet Press Releases : Entertainment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ten Thousand Villages pioneered the concept of Fair Trade in the 1940s by selling handicrafts from poor rural communities in the American South to wealthier consumers in the North.
Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit, self-supporting program of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), the relief and development agency of Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches in North America.
Ten Thousand Villages is also a member of the International Fair Trade Association, (IFAT), a coalition of Third World handicraft and agricultural organizations and ATOs from both the North and the South.
press.arrivenet.com /entertainment/article.php/536121.html   (852 words)

  
 The Hampton Herald @ kvOnline.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit alternative trading organization (ATO) and a program of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).
In 1998, Ten Thousand Villages sales through international gift festivals and sales such as the one in Hampton, stores and MCC relief sales provided the equivalent of nearly 12,500 full-time, year-round jobs for people in more than 30 Third World countries.
This village is home to several families who have seen their lives enhanced by the efforts of sales in North America, including the one in Hampton.
www.kvonline.com /Journal/journal.cgi?folder=hh1012&next=36   (600 words)

  
 One College, Ten Thousand Villages
Ten Thousand Villages is a non-profit organization that works with artisans from over 30 Third World Countries, to provide them with vital, fair income by marketing their handicrafts in North America.
At the first sale, the team was able to generate over $10,000 for Ten Thousand Villages (three times their initial goal) and donate over $800 to Village Banking.
Due to the great success of the first sale, Ten Thousand Villages was brought back to Muhlenberg for the MACLAS conference in February.
www.muhlenberg.edu /depts/forlang/new_llc/faculty_websites/luba_iskold/newsletter/2004/villages.html   (277 words)

  
 Volunteering at Ten Thousand Villages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ten Thousand Villages depends on volunteers to help the manager and assistant manager with the daily operations of the store.
Ten Thousand Villages is a retail store selling handicrafts made by unemployed and underemployed artisans around the world.
Thousands of volunteers in Canada and the United States work with Ten Thousand Villages in our warehouse operations or at stores in their home communities.
www.villagesmechanicsburg.com /pages/voluntee.htm   (280 words)

  
 Ten Thousand Villages : Vendors : Women & Fair Trade : Austin : Central Region : AFSC
Because of Ten Thousand Villages, many of the women, including Shantha, now have regular work most of the year and are now able to afford medical care and education for their children.
Ten Thousand Villages is a voice for 110 artisan groups in more than 30 countries.
Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit, self-supporting alternative trading organization headquartered in Akron, Pa., that provides vital, fair income to artisans in developing countries by marketing their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America.
www.afsc.org /austin/festival/TenThousandVillages.htm   (432 words)

  
 Ten Thousand Villages
Ten Thousand Villages provides vital, fair income to artisans around the world by marketing their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America.
In 2003, Ten Thousand Villages sales benefited tens of thousands of artisans around the world.
Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit fair trade organization and a program of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).
www.lpcno.org /TenThousandVillages.htm   (201 words)

  
 DRCC Outreach
Ten Thousand Villages is a fair trade branch of the Mennonite Central Committee which brings handcrafts from desperately poor people around the world to resell in their 180 Ten Thousand Villages stores across North America and in short one or two day sales like ours.
The Ten Thousand Villages organization always supplies us with a wide range of lovely crafts from Vietnamese pottery to Indian tablecloths to Peruvian leather goods.
And last, but not least, the people of Deep River are delighted to be able to select items from a variety of high quality international crafts, and to know that their purchases give double pleasure - to themselves and to the artisans who made the crafts.
bright-ideas-software.com /drcc/drcc_church_outreach_TTVCS.htm   (258 words)

  
 Ten Thousand Villages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ten Thousand Villages provides vital, fair income to Third World people by marketing their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America.
Ten Thousand Villages works with artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed, providing sustainable income through fair trade.
Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit program of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), the relief and development agency of Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches in North America.
www.kffriends.org /villages.htm   (126 words)

  
 Ten Thousand Villages :washingtonpost.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
That's the case at Ten Thousand Villages, a shop in Old Town Alexandria -- and a new one in Bethesda -- that are part of a chain run by a nonprofit organization helping Third World artisans.
Their handicrafts are sold throughout North America in more than 180 stores -- 95 operated by Ten Thousand Villages, including those in Baltimore, Hagerstown and Richmond.
"I've been hooked on Ten Thousand Villages for a long time," says Yannopoulos, who appreciates being able to combine her love of shopping with an effort that seeks to better the lives of others.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn?node=entertainment/profile&id=795571   (864 words)

  
 Ten Thousand Villages Ann Arbor
Ten Thousand Villages will ask the local MCC office, an MCC partner organization or another MCC/Ten Thousand Villages trusted organization to get to know potential new artisan groups and make recommendations to Ten Thousand Villages before placing an order.
Ten Thousand Villages provides services to producers when possible and appropriate; e.g.
Ten Thousand Villages promotes better understanding among North Americans about the environment and living situations of artisans.
www.villagesannarbor.org /guidelines.htm   (274 words)

  
 Hunger for Justice » Ten Thousand Villages in Pasadena   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
My church is involved with an initiative to bring Ten Thousands Villages to Pasadena.
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(Ten Thousands Villages is a nonprofit program of the Mennonite Central Committee.) PMC
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 Ten Thousand Villages Sales In Canada Up 15 Percent
Retail sales in Ten Thousand Villages stores and at festival sales across Canada were a healthy $6.78 million Cdn.
Ten Thousand Villages also ended the year with a modest surplus of $10,000, up significantly from a loss of $340,000 the year before.
Ten Thousand Villages provides fair income to Third World artisans by marketing their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America.
www.charitywire.com /charity96/01596.html   (278 words)

  
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Ten Thousand Villages provides vital and fair income to people in developing regions by selling their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America.
Ten Thousand Villages works with artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed.
The efforts of these stores improve the economic situations of tens of thousands of artisans by providing income for food, education, health care, and housing.
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