Fairtrade Foundation
01/20/2017 at 07:01. Facebook
It's simple. When you choose Fairtrade you're choosing to give farmers a fair wage and a bonus payment that's used to build things like schools such as the Future Academy, in Asunafo, Ghana.

47 children currently attend the school, and the teachers are volunteers from the community. It has helped the community as parents now have a safe place to leave their children when they go to work.
Fairtrade Foundation
01/18/2017 at 07:35. Facebook
WARNING: Dangerously high levels of cuteness below.

This is the grand-daughter of Fairtrade pepper farmers in Asan Kaval district in India. When disease struck her grandparents pepper trees they were able to buy two goats thanks to a loan program supported by Fairtrade funds. They used the goats for milk before selling the goats for small amount of cash to get them through the lean times.
Fairtrade Foundation
01/16/2017 at 07:38. Facebook
'It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated...Did you ever stop to think that you can't leave for your job in the morning without being dependent on most of the world? You get up in the morning and go to the bathroom and reach over for the sponge, and that's handed to you by a Pacific islander. You reach for a bar of soap, and that's given to you at the hands of a Frenchman....
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While we are all thinking about the weather... a little note on climate change.
You can vote three times a day for a fairer deal for the farmers who grew your food.
Teresa Kurgat had to collect water for her family and animals every day from a stream 1.5km away. With the help of Fairtrade funds a water tank was constructed to supply water 120 households and a local primary school.

‘I got very tired and had bad headaches from carrying the water…Since the tank has been built, I feel healthier. And my cows are now able to access water whenever they need to...
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2017 looks like it will be a year of change. What will never change are Fairtrade’s core values – our belief in justice and equity and in the potential for trade to change lives if producers are put first.

A new year’s resolution post-Brexit: let’s make trade fair

The small changes we make, such as swapping our bananas, coffee or tea to Fairtrade, can have a big impact for farmers and their communities. #newyearsresolutions
On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me five Fairtrade gold rings... available from these retailers .

Where to buy | Fairtrade Gold

Tackling gender inequality could add 7 Trillion pounds to the world economy over the next decade. Roxanna's story makes that more conceivable:

For ten years Roxanna’s father refused to let her take over the family banana farm. So she spent ten years selling agricultural supplies in his shop and saved up money to study marketing.
When her father passed away, she stepped up, knowing nothing...
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We all love a good bargain but putting people and planet first is the best deal ever!
That's it folks! We're signing off for the Christmas break and just wanted to to say a huge THANK YOU to all the amazing people who have supported us and more importantly supported the farmers that put food on our tables throughout the year. Have a wonderful break. Merry Christmas!
Tag that loved one you know hasn't gotten you anything yet . Can't go wrong with Fairtrade wine, flowers or chocolate.
'My message to jewellery lovers in the UK is that our gold is special. Ours is the first certified gold mine in the whole of Africa. We’ve done our bit and we have dreams to expand our business, to improve our conditions and now we are asking you to do your bit in return. If you buy Fairtrade gold, you will help change the lives of miners and ensure our children go to school.' – Ugandan...
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Fairtrade’s first African gold mine brightens up the lives of poor locals

Is anyone else hankering for a (Fairtrade) mulled wine?
'I thought that this could be our last day for me and my family.' Maurice was at home with his wife and three-month-old daughter when the Hurricane Matthew hit, blowing the roof off his house. He had to shelter his baby under the bed and prayed that she would survive the night.

Donate | Fairtrade Foundation Haiti Christmas appeal

Look what we've spied in The Telegraph magazine this morning. Feature on Fairtrade gold miners in Uganda.
'Now, we just take our phones out and Google the price. We didn't know it was so easy. We were silenced by the middlemen, but now we're organised - we're not so easy to manipulate'
Haitian farmers lost their homes and their livelihoods but they haven’t lost hope. The support of Waitrose, Fairtrade and public donations can help them revive their farms and get back on their own two feet again.

Fairtrade calls on public to help Haitian farmers after Hurricane Matthew