Teddy Exports: Providing Stable Employment for 100's of Artisans


With just five altruistic souls and a cramped mud-built hut at its start, Teddy Exports was born to humble surroundings. The brainchild of humanitarian Amanda Murphy, this small organization aimed to help local artisans market a variety of crafts, like handbags, key chains, coin purses and totes, around the globe.

Through a lot of hard work and relentless dedication, Teddy Exports has grown to support more than 300 artisans and provide these craftspeople with free healthcare, annual vacations and pensions. This fair trade group also founded the Teddy School, where hundreds of children receive a quality education, and the Teddy Community Health Center, which hosts seminars on sex education and AIDS awareness.