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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    The Life-changing Power of Fair Trade Roses

    Building a home has been a lifelong dream of Joana’s, and the Fair Trade premium has helped her get that much closer. For Joana, roses are so much more than a beautiful Valentine’s Day gift; they are hope for a better tomorrow.