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Ten Thousand Villages Of Alexandria
Last updated on December 11, 2014

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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 operates as a business, marketing quality products from diverse cultures around the world made by people that we know and care enough about to do business with in a manner that together we consider fair.

Description:
Ten Thousand Villages of Alexandria is a fair trade retail store that markets the arts and crafts of people in developing countries who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed. Our objective is to provide vital, fair income to these artisans. This income empowers them to secure food, education, and healthcare for their families, to improve their housing, and to contribute to their communities.


History:
Ten Thousand Villages is a program of Mennonite Central Committee, a relief, service, and peace agency of the North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches. Ten Thousand Villages has been working with artisans by marketing their crafts and telling their stories since 1946.

Contact people:

 Kate McMahon, Program Manager, (703) 684-1435, (email)
Melanie Kapinos, Volunteer Coordinator, (703) 684-1435, (email)


Main office number: (703) 684-1435

Address:

 915 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(See a map)

Web Site: http://alexandria.tenthousandvillages.com/

Directions:

   Nearest Metro/Subway Stop: King Street Metro
Last updated on December 11, 2014

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