This Valentine's Day...Give a Woman a Fair Wage
Fair Trade provides women from Honduras to Sri Lanka with steady wages, education, and opportunities for leadership. Maria Santos Villanueva works for COAGRICSAL, a successful Fair Trade Certified coffee cooperative in her native Honduras. Maria did not have the opportunity to get a formal education and the job at COAGRICSAL has changed her life. She earns a stable salary which allows her to provide for all the needs of her family. Fair Trade ensures Maria has access to dignified work, medical insurance, and a safe working environment. In Sri Lanka, M. Wimalawathy tells us, “Without Fair Trade, nobody would be able to buy sewing machines, gas cookers, and other things that improve our daily lives.” Koslanda Tea Estate has provided transportation to the hospital, re-roofing, and scholarships for higher education. The Fair Trade cooperative also purchased sewing machines for farming families, enabling them to save money by stitching and mending their own clothes. TransFair USA relies on charitable support to be able to bring more farmers and workers into the empowering Fair Trade network. Share the love! Click here to Give a Woman A Fair Wage this Valentine’s Day.