PEOPLink.org is a Maryland based non-profit organization with the mission of helping artisans
and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in poor communities to succeed by engaging in global e-commerce.

 

  • Guiding artisans and SMEs to build free store with our OpenEntry e-commerce platform based on Google cloud computing technology.

  • Doubling the income of grass roots artisans in developing countries by actively promoting their sales directly to on-line buyers.

  • Generating income and employment for young entrepreneurs providing e-commerce services to local SMEs.

  • Helping non-profits activate their social networks to generate referral commissions from purchasing from grass roots artisans.
 
While the Internet has generated vast wealth for a few individuals and companies in rich countries, its promise to address global poverty by "leveling the playing field for the little guy" remains largely unfulfilled. For example, grass roots artisans worldwide still receive less than 10% of the final retail price for their beautiful creations. Even via fair trade channels it's seldom more than 15%.
 
Help digitally empower artisans and SMEs in 45 of the poorest countries including
  1. Haiti
  2. Bhutan
  3. Kenya
  4. Nepal
  5. Burkina Faso
 
Powered by OpenEntry on Google Cloud Computing Technology