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 Games that Give Back

Market Haiti is " a market place designed to empower & market Haitian artisans in their work". They "are officially endorsed by the Apparent Project, and are also working with other artisans in Haiti to make a difference in the lives of working families."  They sell a 500-piece puzzle picturing Haiti houses.

WorldCraftsSM "develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world."  Their "vision is to offer an income with dignity and the hope of everlasting life to every person on earth."  They sell a unique checkers game, made out of silk and coconut shells!

Below are games, handcrafted by artisans, perfect for the coffee table or playing with friends.  
Enjoy your game knowing that your purchase is making a difference in the lives of others!

Amani ya Juu "means 'Peace from Above'. "  They are a "social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women." They sell a cool bottle cap checker board set and a memory game for kids.

The Mercy House Shop is "a global marketplace and the beautiful products in this shop are made by women empowered by Mercy House Global."  They "engage women through maternity homes in Kenya and employment through Fair Trade Friday in more than 15 countries all around the world." They sell a cute heart tic-tac-toe game for kids.

Serrv is "a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty."  They sell Chinese Checkers, Chess sets, and wooden puzzles and games.  (To also find their products in a retail shop near you, click here.)

Ten Thousand Villages started 65 years ago with the Mennonite Central Committee to "provide sustainable economic opportunities for artisans in developing countries by creating a viable marketplace for their products in North America." Today they work with thousands of artisans in 38 countries. They sell awesome handcrafted chess sets, mancala sets and travel chess.  

(To also look for their products in a retail location near you, click here.)