A big thank you to everyone in Selkirk who supported the Fairtrade Big Brew and our Fairtrade Pop-up Shop last week. You bought an amazing £859.49 worth of Fairtrade goods from a wide range of countries. Money earned by farmers and craftspeople through the Fairtrade Co-operatives gives them a fair price on the world market, enabling them to feed their families and send their children to school.
As well as this we have been able to send £520 to Traidcraft to support their FIVE project: Flourishing in Vulnerable Environments. This project trains Kenyan small holder farmers on techniques to improve their soil, understand climate change and increase their yields. So far 6,000 farmers have been helped and 30,000 people will benefit. Helping the farmers in this way lessens their chance of failure which would lead to starvation!
Once again, thank you for all your generous support.