St Francis’ Church – Supporting Fair Trade Fortnight
The aims of the Fair Trade Foundation are a cause dear to the hearts of all of us at St. Francis’ Church. We run a stall selling Fairly traded goods and all of the coffee and tea we use for our refreshments are Fairly Traded.
Fair Trade Fortnight runs from 24 February – 9th March 2014 and gives us all an opportunity to focus on ensuring that some of the world’s poorest communities are treated fairly and justly when they sell their produce into World markets.
Take Foncho, a Colombian Banana grower for example: His production costs have doubled over the past ten years, while the price of bananas here in the UK has halved. Click here to learn more of his story: http://foncho.fairtrade.org.uk/, and to find out what The Fair Trade Foundation is doing to address the problem with all our help.
You can do your bit to help by choosing produce, groceries and other products which display a Fair Trade logo.