The YMCA (Now Y Developments) - exporting handicrafts to help Northern Thai villagers since 1982.
The Y Development Cooperation Company Limited, known as YC, was set up within the YMCA in order to market products internationally. YC chooses products which will have an international appeal and helps design the products for this particular market. YC ensures that all products exported are high quality. Export markets are encouraged only as a supplement to local markets;
Profits from exporting go into the YMCA's rural development program and shared among the producers themselves in a way that will benefit their community.