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Craft Link

Craft Link

Craft Link works with traditional handicraft groups to find a market within Vietnam's rapidly transforming economy. Their projects are often inspired, from training street youth in stone carving, to employing victims of Agent Orange. The organization now represents some 5,600 artisans in northern Vietnam, 85% of whom are women. Craft Link's goals include cultural preservation, public education on traditional handicrafts, and income generation for ethnic minorities, street children, and artisans with disabilities. Craft Link works closely with the Vietnamese Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi to preserve the traditional skills of ethnic minority craftspeople, by helping groups design new products and develop marketing opportunities. Artisans also receive tools, interest free loans, and literacy and training classes.