Artisans from the Yi minorities in rural China live in remote villages, and often do not have access to the marketplace. Families struggle to survive on less than $40 a month. Many do not have electricity or running water. Some villages' only source of water may be the same one that their livestock bathe in and they wash their clothes in. At A Villager's Hand, we purchase their traditionally made crafts at a fair wage that is often 200% above their usual wage, and 400% above the poverty line. This will enable them to pay for education for their children, and provide food and healthcare for their families. Profits from the sale of their products will go into A Villager's Hand Foundation so that we can provide clean drinking water, and other community needs.