CFM Market Linkages is a catalyst in transforming India's cottage sector into organized business entities, helping "create sustainable livelihoods for the marginalized with special emphasis on women empowerment."



  • CFM stands for Community Friendly Movement
  • CFM Market Linkages started in 2006 with funding from the Ford Foundation and the Hivos Foundation.
  • They are a social enterprise based out of New Delhi, India.
  • Their mission is to create wealth for its primary stakeholders-artisan communities at the bottom of the supply chain by working directly with the community to reduce the number of intermediaries in the chain.
  • Member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), which verifies and monitors fair trade practices.