I love that there's starting to be more fair trade products available in "regular" grocery stores. You shouldn't have to go out of your way to buy the right thing.

This is just another encouragement from me to think about what you're doing when you spend a dollar. Does it make sense to buy the cheapest coffee you can get, and then give money to farmers in developing countries who can't earn a living wage because their coffee crop is sold for less than it cost to produce? Or does it make sense to pay more for your coffee so that farmer can earn a living wage? If it were you, would you want a hand out or a hand up? What would give you more dignity?

3 Responses to “121: Fair Trade, Not Aid.”

  1. yeah kicking horse! nice one

  2. Becky Fehr:

    Well said and captured. We love our fair trade coffee and chocolate:)

  3. e:

    that’s some kicka$$ coffee. 😉

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