Thousands of treasures can be found at the annual Santa Fe International Folk Art Market which starts today, July 9th and continues until July 11th. Of the nearly 200 artisans, many of the handcrafted items are designed and created by women in third world countries. These women have learned from their mentors, older generations in their families, how to create the intricate details of their traditional handcrafts that we cherish as beautiful works of art. Among the vast selection of handcrafts, many individuals admire the exquisitely embroidered quilts, shawls, scarves, purses and clothing. However, handmade rugs, original wall hangings, traditional paintings, and beautifully created woven baskets can be found as well. Not to mention the enormous selection of uniquely handcrafted jewelry. Prices range from a few dollars to thousands of dollars, with the bulk of the proceeds going home with the artists enabling them to provide food for their families, send their children to school, and contribute to their communities. If you are unable to make it to the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, and would like to see some of the creations for sale, or if you would just like to learn more about it, please click here. As you explore the amazing creations, please keep in mind that mentoring is happening all over this world in many different forms, and if other individuals can see the true value of it, why not introduce it to your organization so that your employees can benefit from the truly gratifying experience.