The Story of Nagla Bannoura Issa Saliba

Nagla Bannoura Issa Saliba is a 75 year old woman from Palestine. Despite all the challenges she has faced in life, her hard work and determination paved a better life for her children and even grandchildren. Nagla got married very young and despite growing up in a male dominated society, she always believed that women could also […]

SERRV Celebrates International Day of Happiness!

Established by the  United Nations General Assembly on June 28, 2012, International Day of Happiness is celebrated throughout the world on March 20th. SERRV celebrates this day with a very HAPPY video! The General Assembly,[…] Conscious that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal,[…] Recognizing also the need for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach […]

SERRV: Shopping to Make a Difference

SERRV is dedicated to eradicating poverty wherever it resides by empowering artisans around the world.

A Tale From A Million Fair Trade Stories

By Tope Osho through WFTO Within the world of global trade women face a particular challenge and none more so than indigenous women. 1.3 billion People live below the poverty line and around 70% are women. Over the past 21 years poverty among indigenous women has risen by 17% in 41 developing countries. Most people […]

Women empowerment in Africa: The Tintsaba master weavers experience

Tintsaba started as a women’s handicraft project in April, 1985 with 12 women. Over the years, Tintsaba has trained 895 remarkable women in both self development as well as economic skills, earning a reputation as Master Weavers in sisal for fine quality products. This has been achieved through a commitment to excellence in everything that […]

Fair Trade: Improving Lives

A short video on how Fair Trade has improved the lives of rural farmers. Produced by Fair Trade USA.