What is Fair Trade? | Impact


Impoverished farmers and workers often need their children to work in order to make enough to support the whole family. Fair Trade helps provide farming families with the income and stability they need to keep their children in school, instead of in the fields. From Nicaragua to India, farmer and worker associations have used Fair Trade funds to provide school supplies, pay for tuition and uniforms, set up scholarship programs, and finance free, healthy meals for children. Fair Trade revenues generated by the U.S. market have helped build schools and give the gift of education in some of the most historically isolated communities around the developing world.

"Our standard of education has improved and the computer training has improved our chances of going to college and getting a good job… my knowledge has improved because we have access to all the information on the internet."

Jenifer Jency

Fair Trade cooperatives provide management scholarships to farmers who want to continue their education at universities.

Fair Trade Graduates with Honors

Have you or your children just finished another school year? Did you graduate this spring? Either way – We congratulate you!

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Fair Trade Provides Life-Changing Educational Opportunities

All around the globe, the fair prices and opportunities connected with Fair Trade are keeping kids in school. In many countries, impoverished farmers and workers often need their children to work in...