- SERRV is committed to an innovative program which integrates development and alternative trade
in its work with artisans and farmers in 35 developing countries.
- SERRV's program to build
the capacity of their partner artisan and farmer organizations is threefold.
- SERRV works
with each local grassroots enterprise to generate needed earned income and gain practical
experience by marketing their products directly through their A Greater Gift direct mail catalog as
well as through an ecumenical network of churches and nonprofit fair trade shops.
establishes long-term written agreements with these organizations defining a mutually agreed
program of training, grants, and organizational and product development assistance which will allow
them to grow their enterprises and compete in the global marketplace.
- Finally, when they
are ready, SERRV provides the support needed to help these enterprises access larger commercial
markets for their products - so that their reliance on SERRV will lessen, empowering them to become
- SERRV offers more than 1500 unique high quality, handmade products and fair
trade foods each year, all of which are available through their website, www.agreatergift.org. And
with every purchase, the lives of artisans and farmers around the world are improving.