It's that time of year again when we celebrate and raise awareness of fairtrade, promoting the principles and products of fairtrade.
The fairtrade scheme currently offers 7.5 million people in the developing world a more secure future.
The food on our tables, the tea and coffee in our mugs, all from farmers who toil, sweat and slog. However hard they work to provide the things we depend on, millions of farmers in developing countries aren’t paid what they deserve. It’s not a new problem. We need to amplify the voices of marginalised producers as much as ever in 2017.
This year fairtrade fortnight is running from Monday 27th February to Sunday 12th March. The theme for this year is “It's Time To Put Fairtrade In Your Break”. Could you buy some tea, coffee or snacks from us and take them into work to share with colleagues over the next fortnight? It’s important to have fun and shout about Fairtrade. We need to let people know that the farmers who grow our food aren’t paid enough. That they aren’t able to provide decent food, education or healthcare for their families. By making a small difference in our lives, buying Fairtrade makes a big difference in the lives of the people who produce our food.
What could you do during fairtrade fortnight this year? Never underestimate the impact of your choices.
- SOPHIE xx
- Pam and Marian run Kingdom Krafts & Beacon Books in Llandudno, North Wales. We are passionate about helping people out of poverty and spreading Christian resources.
'And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.' - Micah 6:8, NIV
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- SOPHIE xx