Shop the Microentrepreneur Marketplace
Made by Microentrepreneurs is an online store celebrating
the creativity and accomplishments of microentrepreneurs,
owners of small-scale businesses known as microenterprises.
These businesses are usually home-based, family enterprises
that employ less than five people. Microentrepreneurs
include artisans, seamstresses, potters, weavers,
jewelry makers, designers, carvers, tradespeople,
service providers, laborers and others.
We currently offer a selection of products manufactured
by children, widows and designers in Macedonia, Colombia,
Rwanda and Bangladesh. Each item features the logo
of the "International Year of Microcredit 2005," an
international campaign designed to promote the role
of microcredit in eradicating poverty. As part of
this campaign, these products demonstrate the importance
of small entrepreneurs in energizing local economies,
and the role of microcredit in building inclusive
Your purchase and enjoyment of these items builds
awareness of microcredit, supports the efforts of
hard-working men and women, and demonstrates a commitment
to fair trade practices and economic and social justice.
All profits from this marketplace directly support
microfinance institutions which provide access to
financial services for microentrepreneurs.