The Martha María banana farm is located in the Urabá region of Colombia. Urabá has suffered some of the worst violence in the country’s decade-long civil war. Thankfully, the area is relatively peaceful now and communities are rebuilding. However, the region is still a smuggling area for drug traffickers, so legitimate employment, which offers workers and their families a real chance to escape poverty, is vital to keep the youth out of the drug trade. The needs of community members are significant and Fair Trade helps farmers everyday by providing fair wages and much-needed development funding. Martha María has been Fair Trade Certified™ since 2006.
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