I am confident in the Fair Trade Savings Program because it helps me secure my family’s sustenance. ”
Lidia Novoa, Joygardens worker
Small Business Training
Joygardens used Fair Trade premiums to facilitate a small-business and skill-building training program for workers to start their own business. The training this year was on beauty parlor skills and management. 26 female employees benefited from the program.
Home Improvement Fund
Fair Trade workers at Joygardens have established an interest-free, home improvement rotational loan fund for workers to access supplies and home appliances at better prices, under convenient repayment terms.
Breast Cancer Screening
In 2008, Fair Trade workers at Joygardens establised a cancer screening program for female workers. FUnded with Fair Trade premiums for community investments, the health program covers screening costs and additional testing in the case of an abnormal screening result.