10,000 Villages is an arm of the non-profit organization MCC
that provides aid
in a unique
way to artisan
s in third-world
countries. MCC uses volunteer
workers to import
the products made by these people, and sends money
from the proceeds back to the individual
s who created them.
10,000 Villages is headquartered in Akron, Pennsylvania (or maybe Ephrata, I don't really recall). There is a store in Portland, OR at 35th and Hawthorne.