Our Stories….

Our Stories….

To get you started we’ve captured a few of our favourite stories from over the years below so why not take a look and get inspired to create your very own Fairtrade story this Fairtrade Fortnight.  And don’t forget to check out our extra special Fair Trade Voices section.

Mrunal Lahankar – A Fairtrade Cotton producer from India

As an organic cotton producer in India, supplying Fairtrade clothing to Marks and Spencers and H&M, Mrunal is passionate about the Fairtrade movement. She has first-hand experience of the positive impact Fairtrade can have [Read More..] 

Albeiro Alfonso “Foncho” Cantillo

Foncho has been a banana farmer since the age of ten, when he started helping his father on their one hectare farm. Now in his forties, Foncho’s livelihood still depends on bananas and he puts in long hours to make the business work… [Read More...]  

Jennipher Wettaka

As a mother of six, Jennipher might not have been able to afford to send all her children to school if it wasn’t for Fairtrade. [Read More...]

Tristan Humphreys – Red dust roads and Fairtrade Revelations

It’s a week later and we’re traveling to the Bududa district to meet with members of the Bumoyaga and Konokoyi farmers association. The journey takes us an hour and a half down pot-holed, red dust road. It’s oppressively hot. Coughing through the haze of dirt kicked up by our wheels, I can’t help but wonder if I am made for Wales…[Read More]

Sharron Hardwick – A football fan’s campaign to fix the beautiful game

I have been watching Stoke City play since I was ten; sold programmes at the Victoria Ground as a teenager, and currently work as a match day steward (even though I live in… [Read More]

Haf Elgar – Lessons from Nicaragua

For the first time in nearly two weeks we wake to the sound of rain. The region of Matagalpa, only a few hours north of the dry and hot capital Managua, is a lush green mountainous terrain…[Read More]

Hannah PriceWhat do you wear to meet a Nobel prize winner?

Three Weeks in the Life of a Campaigns Manager: Day One   Normally on your first day, trying to pick an outfit is hard enough. You want something that says – I’m well dressed, smart, sophisticated, but obviously hauling up in a ball gown with tonged hair and full make-up is out of the question…[Read More]