Individual and community well-being
Everyone deserves access to basic services like clean water, education, and healthcare. Our standards protect fundamental human rights and the right to safe working conditions.
6 Times Fair Trade Funds Supported Education
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela
Fair Trade Provides Health and Safety Protections to U.S. Farm Workers
For 20 years, Fair Trade has empowered farmers and workers in countries around the world with protections against the harsh realities of agricultural work. Within the last two years, that has also come to include the United States.
Covilli Organic Farm Sets Trend for Growers In Mexico
Over the last year, Celina Lima has traveled around the Southwestern United States to study the impacts of Fair Trade businesses on their suppliers’ livelihoods. This is the second in a series of posts following Celina along her journeys.
Fair Trade Organic Tea Growers in China Invest in Children’s Education
With the extra money earned through Fair Trade certification, tea growers in the Jiangxi province of southeast China fund scholarships, classrooms, and school supplies for their community.
Fair Trade Cocoa from Côte d’Ivoire
In villages with only one drinking water well, women had to walk long distances to retrieve the water and then carry it all the way back home to their families. In the case of Kavokiva, a Fair Trade cooperative in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa, Fair Trade chocolate helps provide clean drinking water to a village.
The Power of Fair Trade coffee in La Revancha, Nicaragua
La Revancha is a family-owned coffee estate, with about 90 permanent workers, although this number grows drastically during the harvest season. They’ve been working hard to meet the rigorous Fair Trade standards in order to become Central America's first Fair Trade Certified coffee estate.
How Fair Trade Farms are Investing in Education
From creating scholarship programs for kids to hosting night classes for adults to complete their GED's, education is a top priority in communities around the world. Discover why these six farms chose to invest their Fair Trade Community Development Fund in education and learn about the different people whose lives are changing for the better because of that investment.
Fair Trade bananas, improving lives in Urabá, Colombia
Bananas can be found in most households across the U.S., but do you know about the power they have to change lives? Learn about how one community of banana farmers in Colombia is using the power of Fair Trade to create a new future for their children and community as a whole.