All Across Africa creates market-driven employment opportunities to improve and empower the lives of rural and poor people across the continent. We are a benefit corporation that brings the best of business practices through training, teaching, and developing markets to producers in Africa. We connect these producers to our developed external markets. Most of the world's poor populations live in rural areas. Our focus is in the underserved areas of rural Africa. Although this is not always cost effective or time efficient in the short term, the long-term social impact is substantial. We are leading a new way of helping rural families achieve their full potential. Instead of giving these families handouts, we invest in artisans to generate an increase in family income. By providing artisans with education, training, materials, market access, and finance, we give them a poverty-reducing solution that is sustainable and helps restore human dignity.