International fair trade crafts to be sold in Truro

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TRURO - Crafts made by artisans in developing countries will be available in Truro next month.

Ten Thousand Villages will be hosting its eighth annual Ten Thousand Villages fair trade craft sale at St. Andrew’s United Church. The fair runs from Friday, May 2 between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The crafts sold will be made by artisans from developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Pottery, jewelry, baskets and toys are among some of the items for sale made by artisans who would otherwise be unemployed.

“By holding this sale we’re giving customers in Truro a chance to buy unique products while helping people in developing countries to meet basic needs for themselves and their families,” said Brenda Leenders, an event organizer, in a news release.

Ten Thousand Villages works with more than 120 artisan groups from more than 30 countries across the globe. It helps them pay for food, education, health care and housing.

“This Mother’s Day give the gift that gives twice,” Leenders said. “Together we are making a difference.”


Organizations: Ten Thousand Villages, United Church

Geographic location: Truro, Africa, Asia Latin America

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