Twelve years ago a group of volunteers committed to open Ten Thousand Villages Greenville over a bowl of vegetable soup.
Volunteers continue to be mainstay of store. Ten Thousand Villages, a
non profit organization, provides a retail market for over 20,000 makers in 30 developing countries.
Everything is handmade, unique, sustainable and accompanied by a story that explains how selling products through Ten Thousand Villages has transformed artisan lives and that of their families.
Ten Thousand Villages creates opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair trading relationships.
How shopping in Greenville helps those in developing countries.
207 North Main Street, across from NOMA Square and the Hyatt.
Special events this weekend:
Friday, September 23 – Free Vegetable Soup and Kalimba Concert.
Free vegetable soup in the store starting at 11:30 am followed by a concert by Kevin Spears, the world’s best kalimba (African thumb piano) player at NOMA Square from 12 to 1pm.
Saturday, September 24 – Free Cake and Drumming Event.
Bring the kids for cake and in-store specials starting at 12:30 pm and then cross Main Street to NOMA Square to find your rhythm as Jeff Holland and the Our World Festival drummers invite you try your hand at drumming from 1 to 2pm.
207 North Main Street, Greenville
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