For Maria Herminia Garcia, the first female to be elected president of the small Nicaraguan cooperative, Fair Trade is a symbol of hope and pride for women.
In Ecuador, flower farm workers voted to invest their premiums in a washing machine. They used to spend their Sundays washing clothes by hand; now, they spend them with their families.
Through Fair Trade, Honduran coffee farmer Jose Isidro Lara was able to invest in a personal wet mill and a solar drying area; his coffee is now of award-winning quality.
Access to the Fair Trade market and the organic production process has been a life-changing experience. - Gladis Marleny Chávez Cubas
Thanks to the Fair Trade Certified pepper program, Floriberto Romero is the first of his five siblings to attend school.
After struggling to see for 50 years, Brazilian coffee farm worker Maria Filha de Jesus received her first pair of eyeglasses.