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Ten Thousand Villages

5 June 2012 22:12, by Manel

What do you think about searching a marketplace in the developed countries for the handmade products of the artisans in developing countries? I really think it’s a way to redistribute the whole wealth, to bring an opportunity to people in developing countries to "catch up" and stop increasing the gap between rich and poor.

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Location: Akron, Lancaster (United States)

Sector: Wholesale and retail trade

Official website: www.tenthousandvillages.com

Key figures:

74 Stores
351 Alliance accounts
294 Corporate staff members
4,500+ Volunteers
6,013 Net income
,976,821 US Sales
35 Countries from which TTV has purchased
123 Artisans groups
647 New items introduced
India, Pakistan and Bangladesh principal crafts producers
.5 millions crafts purchases from artisans
(31/03/2011 data)

Nbr. visits: 1260

Nbr. inspires: 7