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Aid to Artisans Joins Creative Learning Inc.

Jan. 16, 2013                                                                                                                                                                                      

Contact: Maud Mabika: (202) 572-2628

Aid to Artisans (ATA) is proud to announce it has joined Creative Learning CL, a Washington DC-based non-profit which plans to expand and strengthen ATA’s programs with artisan communities around the world.

ATA joined CL in October 2012 as one of CL’s signature programs. Since its inception, CL has managed a host of innovative people-to-people projects that serve the needs of communities in developing countries, working to protect human rights, improve educational opportunities and build peace.

“We feel strongly that ATA’s mission is fully compatible with CL’s and ATA will be an integral part of serving the felt needs of people in less developed countries striving for more prosperous and dignified lives,” Creative Learning President Bill Kruvant said of ATA joining the organization. “Our programs have always had the same practical goal as ATA of bettering people’s lives around the world.”

ATA’s Mission

For more than 35 years, ATA has helped struggling artisans in more than 110 countries raise the standard of living for their families and their communities by building profitable businesses inspired by handmade traditions. ATA offers artisans access to new markets, business training, eco-effective processes and design innovations through a network of partners to promote sustainable growth and community well-being.

Over the past 10 years, ATA’s efforts have leveraged nearly $245 million in retail sales. This income has empowered 125,000 artisans in 41 emerging regions of the world and more than 70% of the artisans ATA works with are women. ATA currently works in 12 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Chad, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Morocco, Mali, Mexico and Tibet.

About Creative Learning

Creative Learning is a 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to building people-to-people partnerships and empowering local organizations around the world. For more information or to make a donation, please visit