As part of Fairtrade Fortnight Plus Finance held a Traidcraft Big Brew to raise money for the many people in Africa living in poverty. Over 70% of people living in poverty in Africa live in rural areas and depend on agriculture for food and income. But many struggle to make a living or afford basic things we take for granted.
We drank Fairtrade coffee and tea and enjoyed cakes and biscuits made with rich Fairtrade cocoa, sugar and Traidcraft’s pioneering organic fair trade palm oil, FairPalm, produced by smallholders in Ghana.
Christine and Laura took a break from sorting out finance deals for their client’s fitout project to make sure we raised lots of money which will help people to boost their skills, work together with their peers and dramatically increase their incomes. Lifting people out of poverty in this way enables them to feed their families, keep their children in school, and get healthcare when they’re ill.