Urbano Village was born in response to this little girl,
living in this humble abode.
She lives in the city of Phnom Penn, Cambodia & calls its largest rubbish dump her home. With no help from her government, her future isn't bright, but thanks to an aid-funded school on the edge of the rubbish dump, she & her friends (known as the rubbish dump kids) get to go to school where they get a daily shower, uniform, education & a weekly bag of rice for their family. Despite having very little, the joy in that school is awe-inspiring, & we want to spread it around.
In fact, we want everyone to have a piece of it; to live in a world where we're all valued above profit & the bottom line. At our heart is the belief:
"I may only be one person, but I can be one person who makes a difference."
We all have a super power & it goes by the name of consumer power; & each day we make choices about how we use it. And everyday big business & governments make decisions based around how you & I spend. We provide you with a village where you can use your super power to change stuff in this world that you really care about. So, when giving a gift, give one that changes the world!
Once you know what matters to you or the recipient of your gift, get busy & start creating a better world. To help, we've curated our quality artisan products into seven ethical categories so you can give via your values. Together, we can create a world where everyone feels like their futures are bright.