Manos Del Uruguay is a non for profit organisation, owned by rural women. Their drive is the co-ops most important social mission: providing job opportunities for women in the countryside. Making it possible for familes to stay together in theirvillages rather than migrating to the main cities that have a poorer quality of life.
In 2009, after a long and exhaustive evaluating process, Manos del Uruguay was admitted as a full member of WFTO (Word Fair Trade Organization).
WFTO members are organizations differentiated by their 100% Fair Trade commitment to eradicate poverty through sustainable economic development; pioneering social and environmental policy and practice and continual reinvestment in marginalized artisans, farmers and producer communities in some of the most fragile places on earth, practices that Manos del Uruguay has been applying for 40 years.