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The International Gift Sale, sponsored annually by the Filer Mennonite church offers handcrafted items made by artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed. By marketing their handicrafts, fair trade organizations such as Ten Thousand Villages helps these individuals provide food, shelter, education and health care for their families.
Craftspeople in the country of origin set the original purchase price for their crafts. Then Thousand Villages adds operational costs, such as overseas shipping, customs, import duty etc. About 1/2 of the final retail price remains in the country of origin, in many cases more than double the percentage producers receive in for profit businesses. When the order is ready for shipment to North America the producer is paid in full.
Your purchase at the International Gift Sale will benefit over 60,000 (sixty-thousand)
craftspeople in more than 30 countries. THIS IS NOT A FUNDRAISER FOR FILER MENNONITE CHURCH
Located at : Filer Mennonite Church shopping hours: Thur & Fri: 9am - 8pm
109 5th Street Sat: 9am - 5pm
Filer, Idaho 83328