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TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES NATIONAL CAPITAL A...

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES NATIONAL CAPI...
CROWDRISE : May 05, 2014
Tax ID: 54-1717384
BASED: Alexandria, VA, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: http://www.tevillagesdcnthousandvillages.com/alexandria

Help us open a new store

As one of the world's largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages strives to improve the livelihood of disadvantaged artisans in over 38 countries.

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

 

Our non-profit Alexandria, VA store--one of the most successful stores in the country--is nearing its top capacity, so we're opening a new store in Washington, DC.  This new store will also be a self-sustaining non-profit store, but we need your help to open it!

 

 

 

THE PRINICPLES BEHIND OUR FAIR TRADE:

 

1. Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers.  In other words, poverty reduction through trade.

 

2. Transparency and Accountability

 

3. Fair Trading Practices.  We trade with concern for the social, economic and environmental well-being of marginalized small producers and do not maximize profit at their expense.

 

4. Payment of a Fair Price

 

5. Ensuring no Child Labor and Forced Labor

 

6. Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association

 

7. Ensuring Good Working Conditions

 

8. Providing Capacity Building.  We seek to increase positive developmental impacts for small, marginalized producers through Fair Trade.

 

9. Promoting Fair Trade. We seek to raise awareness of the aim of Fair Trade and of the need for greater justice in world trade through Fair Trade.

 

10. Respect for the Environment 

 

 

 

PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR $10,000 GOAL!

 

 

To learn more about Ten Thousand Villages and Fair Trade, visit: http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/about-us/

 

 

 

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