Fair Share Market started as an idea to support local artisans and producers in five mission initiative countries supported by GBGM APRO, namely Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, Thailand and Vietnam. These local artisans from underprivileged communities, especially women are directly impacted by inequality and exploitation. Their products are bought by ‘middlemen’ for a very cheap price and sold for many times over the procured price. These artisans often have no job security nor a suitable working environment.
We find this way of business exploitative and unfair. We want to see local artisans and producers who are empowered and dignified while earning a fair share in the marketplace to sustain themselves and their families.
About GBGM Asia Pacific Regional Office
The people of The United Methodist Church are a worldwide connection of more than 12 million members in Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States. The United Methodist Church was formed when the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged in 1968. The General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) connects the church in mission. They accomplish this by sending missionaries, including young adults, from everywhere and to everywhere; collaborating and engaging with volunteers; evangelizing and church planting through mission initiatives; addressing diseases of poverty and global health, and responding to natural and civil disasters. GBGM Asia Pacific Regional Office (GBGM APRO) has mission initiatives in five countries, namely Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Vietnam and Mongolia and have working relationships with over twenty-four countries in Asia-Pacific.