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amy conway

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Review for International Folk Art Alliance, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I love this market for many reasons the most important being that many of these artists from impoverished villages and cities earn enough money to support themselves and their community. I have heard stories of market participants building fresh water systems for their village, or starting schools. The market is an invaluable resource for many many people. I also love that the market brings artisans from around the world and that market goers are able to learn about different cultures. This market has a wonderful 'passport' game for visiting children who have their 'passport' stamped by an artisan from each country - just one of many educational programs. I also love that the market provides an impetus for the artisans to continue producing their local crafts - so that ancient handcrafts will not be lost. This SF International Folk Art Market is truly a great nonprofit!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

making friends with many of the artisans

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

add more staff as the core group is stretched to their limit

Role:  Volunteer & I organize the Artists dinner held on opening night.