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.

Armenia: Entrepreneurship and Cultural Passion

Background: The ATA-Armenia project was short by ATA standards, operating for just two years through...

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Ghana: Rich & Deep Cultural Tradition

Background: ATA implemented a four-year project in Ghana with $1.4 million of funding from USAID. Th...

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Haiti Sourcing Guide

Funded by the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, the Haiti Sourcing Guide was developed to provide buyers with...

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Haiti: Helping To Rebuild an Economy

Haiti: Helping To Rebuild an Economy

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Hungary: Bridging An Economic Gap

Background: ATA implemented a four-year project in Hungary with $729,000 of funding from USAID. The...

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Peru: A Revolution in Design-Driven Export

Background: From 1994 to 2002, Aid to Artisans provided marketing, product development and technical...

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Russia: Entrepreneurs Prosper

Background: ATA implemented a two and a half year project with $555,000 of funding through a USAID s...

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