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Ten Thousand Villages finds temporary home after fire

For most retail businesses, Christmas is a critical time.

And when disaster strikes during the holidays, that can be devastating to a business' bottom line.

At the end of November, fire tore through a strip mall just outside downtown Kelowna, destroying four businesses and closing several others -- including Ten Thousand Villages.

The store sells crafts, clothing and items made in developing countries, with much of the proceeds going back to the craftspeople.

The location at Harvey and Burtch is now closed -- but the store is open, they've set up a temporary shop at 1771 Harvey (Highway 97).

Daybreak's David French spoke with Ten Thousand Villages manager Cindy Henderson about the importance of keeping the store open during the holidays.

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