SERVV Is The Word
SERRV is a nonprofit organization with a mission to eradicate poverty wherever it resides by providing opportunity and support to artisans and farmers worldwide.
This is such a sweet organization that once I read about it, I couldn’t wait to write about it. For more than 60 years, SERRV has worked to eradicate poverty through their direct connections with low-income artisans and farmers. SERVV markets their crafts and foods, find joint solutions to their challenges, and helps them grow and embrace the future. One of the first alternative trade organizations in the world, SERRV is a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (formerly IFAT) and a founding member of the Fair Trade Federation (FTF). So awesome and life altering for those who become connected with an organization like SERVV. It excites me!
SERRV adheres to all 10 fair trade standards as defined by the World Fair Trade Organization. I am impressed by the list of values they uphold and shows me again why it’s so important to buy Fair Trade products as often as possible.
Fair Trade Value #1 = Honest Relationships, #2 = Create Relationships, #3 =Community Investment, #4 = Expand Market Access, #5 = Pay Fairly and Promptly, #6 = Women’s Rights, #7 = Safe Working Conditions, #8 = Earth Stewardship, #9 = Prevent Child Exploitation, #10 = Mutual Respect.
SERRV and their partners are committed to maintaining long term relationships built on mutual respect and trust and are all dedicated to fostering effective communication, increasing the volume of trade, and working cooperatively.
Partnering with SERVV are:
This organization really has it all going on and because of their longevity, is a tried and true model for all of us to follow. SERVV’s website has stories about their artisans from all over the world that puts the faces of these talented craftsmen and women before you for a more personal touch and so much excellent information. With Christmas right around the corner, please remember all the wonderful products that would make amazing gifts. It’s so easy to make a difference!