Workers on many farms choose to set up a micro-lending program to help workers improve their houses or start small businesses. These low interest loans have been shown to be one of the most successful community development tools.
Flowers & Plants
Light up someone's day with sustainably-grown, pesticide-free Fair Trade flowers. Each bouquet helps give communities access to health care and education. Fair Trade Certified flowers make vibrant bouquets and help farming communities thrive. In an industry where women often face discrimination, Fair Trade farms encourage women workers to pursue leadership roles, and also receive paid maternity leave and a guarantee of their job upon their return.