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Our Mission in Stories
MarketPlace has grown tremendously since we began in the 1980's. Over that time, our values, systems, and programs have also evolved.
About a year ago, we started a very exciting a project aimed at identifying these values. Team Sampoorna, a group of young dedicated professionals, assisted in the endeavor. They held numerous meetings incorporating discussions, role-playing, poster making and other exercises designed to help the women artisans articulate what values they felt were important. This resulted in masses of sticky notes, which were then sorted into 13 values. Out of the 13, five were determined to be the most important: Development, Respect, Independence, Quality, and Joy.
The women made drawings to depict these values, which as you can see showcases their creativity and ingenuity.