SERRV International is a non-profit organization which promotes the social and economic progress of people in developing regions of the world by purchasing and marketing their crafts in a just and direct manner. No longer a program of the Church of the Brethren, they have been creating a strategic marketplace based on fairness for almost fifty years. More than 3,000 one-of-a-kind items made by artisans from over thirty countries are on display in their International Gift Shop located in New Windsor, Maryland. In the alternative trade community, they are known for their outstanding customer service and quality control. When you buy a handcraft from SERRV International you become part of a global partnership of justice and hope. Your purchase brings dignity and needed income to a developing world artisan. You receive a one of a kind quality product at an affordable price.
Formerly called Sales Exchange Refugee Rehabilitation and Vocation, SERRV International markets crafts through churches, socially responsible retailers, and community groups throughout the United States, as well as sales through direct mail. It was originally created in 1949 by the Church of the Brethren to assist World War II refugees and received a distribution network in the early 1960's from Church World Service. Presently, SERRV International is marketing around $6 million annually, in cooperation with artisans in 30+ developing countries. Call 1-800-723-3712 to learn how you can participate. To receive a free catalog, call 1-800-423-0071. SERRV is a member of the International Federation for Alternative Trade.
Akamba Guitar from Africa
Mother and Child from Chile
Baskets from Peru
Elephant Bank from India
Some of the information, descriptions, and the graphics appearing above were garnered
from a portion of SERRV's own web site with their expressed permission.
“He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much.”