In developing countries, craft business provides an important source of income, only second after agriculture. A profitable craft business is a viable economic engine that improves the lives of artisans, their families and their communities.
- Over the past 10 years, Aid to Artisans has raised the incomes of over 125,000 artisans in more than 41 remote countries.
- Aid to Artisans has enabled artisans to earn as much as four times their countries’ per capita income
- Aid to Artisans efforts leveraged nearly $230 million in retail sales in the past 10 years.
- Artisan jobs are an economic engine for entire communities. Each job can support as many as four other people.
- About 70% of the artisans Aid to Artisans works with are women.