Holy Land Handicraft Cooperative Society - Chairman Majed Odeh

Majed Odeh, current chairman of the Holy Land Handicraft Cooperative Society (HLHCS) a Guaranteed World Fair Trade organization (WFTO) says: HLHCS was founded in 1981; the idea was to alleviate local poverty and unemployment, decrease emigration, to preserve the handicraft traditions of our area for the benefit of future generations of Palestinians. HLHCS started with 74 members, all owners of workshops, .But due to the unstable political situation, a lot of people emigrated and others closed their workshops because they were losing money. In 1991, we started being part of the World Fair trade movement, since this day and up today, many good things are happening, we started to be able to go with our missions, giving fair price, a professional team of women started to be in charge of the administration, one of them being able to represent us at the board, as the president of WFTO Africa & Middle East .. We strive to expand our marketing channels through connecting with people and organizations around the world. HLHCS promotes and sales articles for HLHCS members and non-members. Our aim is to keep on going with our missions and to improve evermore.