This site was created in 1997 as a proof of concept: to show that a rural grassroots NGO in the global South could learn to publish their products online. Read the story of this project here.

The Virtual Souk
Le Souk Virtuel

Taliouine, Morocco

Exploring the potential for grassroots artisans to directly participate in global markets.
Featuring Weavings from Taliouine, Morocco

The Products, The Process, The People
Les Produits
| Le Processus | Le Peuple

Economic Development Institute of the World Bank (EDI)
Sponsor of the Virtual Souk

Mediterranean Development Forum (MDF)
Home Page

More artisanal products from around the world available online.

The Virtual Souk Team