Fairtrade Fortnight 2018
What a Fairtrade Fortnight it was we had this year, with over three thousand people attending over 77 community events across Wales! Many schools, churches, AMs and MPs joined in too.
We also welcomed Father John Joseph, from a Fairtrade and Organic coffee and spices cooperative in India to tour around Wales with us. John is the chairman of the co-op WOFFA, which has around 8,000 members. He travelled across Wales to share stories of how Fairtrade has made a difference in the lives of the farmers in his co-operative. John spoke to people about the improvements the farmers have seen through selling on Fairtrade and Organic terms; better housing, improved health, less suicides and establishment of a cancer patient fund (as a result of previous pesticide usage with Health and Safety requirements) Fr John had a lovely time visiting Wales, meeting with school children, farmers, communities, students, staff in workplaces and politicians all across Wales.
Through Fairtrade, millions of poor farmers and workers are already coming together to demand a change. They are working hard to close the door on exploitation and transform their communities, supported by Fairtrade.
How did you open doors to Fairtrade?
Tell us what you got up to to open the doors to Fairtrade in Fairtrade Fortnight. We love to see pictures and hear stories of what’s happening throughout Wales. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org