Monday, 27 February 2017

Choose Fairtrade - because farmers deserve a fair price

Right now, millions of hard working farmers in developing countries aren’t paid enough to support their families. Yet every day they provide the food that we eat.

Their children go hungry and can’t go to school. Some are forced to work. They have no choice.

Their communities are trapped in poverty, unable to pay for wells and water pumps. They drink dirty water and cannot afford to visit the doctor when they become sick.

This is the cost of exploitation.

The answer is simple. Where we have an option: choose Fairtrade goods - to ensure producers aren't effectively subsidising cheap prices for us - the consumers.