I am confident in the Fair Trade Savings Program because it helps me secure my family’s sustenance. ”
Lidia Novoa, Joygardens worker
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.
The Fair Trade workers at Joygardens have established a Fair Trade premium-funded, low-interest credit program intended for groceries and hygiene product purchases. Workers are encouraged to buy basic need items on credit with a 3-month repayment plan to encourage savings, financial planning, and investment in larger household improvements.
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.