Kisac Fair Trade (Kenya)
Kisac Fair Trade Ltd. is an artisan-based group made up of members, employees and artisans. The group’s goals include the following: 1) improve the standard of living of members and participating artisans through the production and sale of soapstone carvings; 2) improve the social, economic and environmental well-being of marginalized communities in the local area through active participation in community-based projects; 3) operate an equitable business that involves the sharing of profits between members, employees and artisans; and 4) promote fair trade and social justice within the community. Throughout its existence, Kisac has generated income for its members, artisans and employees. Ten Thousand Villages began purchasing products from Kisac in 2010.