I love this organization for obvious reasons. The main reason is that the focus of this organization is the local people. The benefit of tourists purchasing local handmade products is that it creates a better life for these people. A boost in the economy will hugely impact the people's ability to buy food, find shelter, and most importantly (which, I have to admit, is biased of me)... health care! The tourists don't even need to be directly purchasing tuberculosis treating medication; they are doing it indirectly! By purchasing the products of these merchants, the tourists will be providing more money to these people so they can take care of their health needs. In a way, the consumers that are taking advantage of SERRV's nonprofit organization are helping cure tuberculosis. That is why I love SERRV. As a bonus, these consumers get a taste of the local personality and culture by purchasing their handmade products. This is, without a doubt, a win-win situation.
The motto of SERRV is "to enrich and inspire." By immersing the tourists in local culture, they will be inspired to give something back. Everyone check out this awesome organization!