Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement

The Village Experience is a socially pro-active business dedicated to uplifting impoverished communities in the developing world through efforts in international trade and tourism. Proceeds are used to support the mission of The Village Cooperative.


Socially Responsible Tourism

Our trips to the developing world focus on cultural education, volunteer work, and adventure. They are designed to give the traveler a real, off-the-beaten path, village experience. TVE specializing in customizing trips for small groups – micro-finance education, urban ecology, yoga and meditation, anti-human trafficking, eco-tourism, and much more. With every person that travels with TVE, a donation is given to the community.


Fair Trade

We work with charities, micro-finance groups, women’s projects, local artisans, and global cooperatives to develop fair trade products and create a market for them in the developed world. We believe strongly in paying fair wages, preserving local culture, and helping to uplift the artisan’s family. You can find our products at our retail outlets throughout the U.S. or call for wholesale inquiries!


International Development

The Village Experience believes in “moving forward by giving back…”  that’s why we created The Village Cooperative. TVC provides opportunities for individuals, families, companies, organizations, clubs, churches, etc to get involved in our income-generating projects around the world. Support hard working artisans, help a community of widows care for the orphans in their village, donate to communities recovering from natural disasters, or provide food and medicine to those in need – just a few of our many projects.