Behind every product is a family

This is Merling Preza, a small-scale coffee farmer from Nicaragua, who I met at the Fairtrade Foundation. She describes how families are torn apart with no jobs locally, so that young people migrate to Mexico and the USA, sending money home. The fair trade market gives a living wage, so she asked me to tell consumers here that “behind every product is a family.”

It is not just coffee, as you will know. One in four bananas now sold in the UK is fair trade certified.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s