Mavuno Market

Rating: 4.8 stars   15 reviews

Issues: International, Economic Development, Microfinance

Location: Castle Rock CO USA

Mission: At Mavuno Market, we are fighting poverty through job creation, by creating sustainable income-generating programs and then giving artisans access to local and global markets to sell their products.
Results: We hare hosting our 1st annual fundraiser on October 13, 2012 to raise funds for an artisan workshop in Tanzania and for our operating expenses so that all money from the sale of products can go back to furthering artisan programs.
Target demographics: widows, orphans, poverty stricken families in developing nations.
Geographic areas served: Africa, Haiti, India

2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

My very favorite thing about Mavuno Market is that it provides a way for families to stay together! I love that women (and men) are taught skills, and then given the opportunity to sell their wares to support their families. This is such a needed service in so many areas of the world! We have made several purchases from them, and are so amazed, too, at the craftsmanship. Great products. Great stories. Great organization. We will continue to shop at Mavuno Market!

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Rating: 4 stars  

I met Lisa and her sister when they were visiting India to check out new sources for new products for Mavuno Market. They were inspiring and encouraging to meet with and find out about what they do and how they work. They have a heart to do good things for the women and workers who make the products. They want to lift up the women who create the garments and accessories we love to wear. Empowerment is their goal for the women. I will work them to help them achieve and succeed in their goals - fully. They have a great vision - for now and the future :).

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help them get more people involved and helping them

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

An amazing organization that has such heart. I am blessed by the passion and the humility of the overall function, and purpose, of this organization.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

The passion that Lisa from Mavuno Market has for what she and her husband Steve are doing through this non-profit organization is incomparable. She has visited the countries where her artisans live, and experienced their culture alongside them. Lisa's heart for those precious people--for enabling them to improve their quality of life--is evident in conversations I've had with her, and in presentations she's given about the organization. The quality of the merchandise I have purchased from Mavuno Market is high, the prices are reasonable, and a huge percentage of each purchase is going back directly to the individual artisan who made the item. Mavuno Market has many wonderful items that would make fantastic gifts for the hard-to-shop for person. The customer service I have received is stellar. Mavuno Market is an amazing organization.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

These amazing people running this amazing business have a heart for missions and helping anyone in need. The products are to notch and they have been to Africa to know and learn more about these people and their products. I pray for another good year of helping out those in need

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I learned about Mavuno Market through a radio interview. I contacted them about a partnership program they have for raising money for adoptive families. They not only explained and invited me to be a apart of this program but have consistently been in contact to see how things are going and to help me with my efforts. I can't tell you how much I love helping this ministry but so many of my friends love the aspect of helping twice for the artisan and the adoption family. I have several friends who are hoping to be able to be as much a part as I have been with this organization. I love their mission and heart to follow a Christ-centered mission.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

This nonprofit is a wonderful group, fantastic to host a party with and works hard for an amazing cause. So worthy!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As a lawyer who works with non-profit ministries, the work of Mavuno Market is quite remarkable. Helping people get out of poverty one sale at a time is a great vision.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Mavuno Market endeavors to help lift families out of poverty. Mavuno Market buys wares from artisans in a number of different countries: Haiti, Rwanda, Tanzania and India. Those wares are then sold by Manuvo Market over the internet or at craft shows in the United States. Because the artisans are paid on the spot, monies received from the sale of their goods go to cover the cost of shipping those goods from the countries in which they are made to Colorado and to buy more products. So, by buying a bracelet or basket or nativity set (just a few of the goods sold through Manuvo Market) you are helping lift a family out of poverty.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Mavuno buy the products from our Rwandan artisans and then promote and sell them over in the USA. They are so caring, supporting and loving. They are a real pleasure to work with.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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