Ten Thousand Villages Harrisonburg

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 works with artisans who would otherwise be  unemployed or underemployed. This income helps pay for food, education,  health care and housing.

The inspiration for our name—Ten  Thousand Villages—came from a Mahatma Gandhi quote: "...India is not to be  found in its few cities but in the 700,000 villages...we have hardly ever  paused to inquire if these folks get sufficient to eat and clothe  themselves with." To us, each village in the world represents a unique,  distinctive people...offering extraordinary products born of their rich  cultures and traditions.

We are located across from Massanutten Regional Library.