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If you missed yesterday's Fair Trade/Equal Exchange Coffee and Chocolate sale at Holy Name of Mary (click on the photo), there'll be another! Stay tuned.
And for those who have asked about this ministry--in their own words: As the second most heavily traded commodity in the world, coffee is a link between those of us who drink it and farming communities in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Yet the small farmers who grow coffee or other commodities often struggle to make a simple living. Cut off from markets, they are forced to accept low prices. In partnership with faith-based organizations, such as Holy Name of Mary, Equal Exchange is a bridge between these farmers and us. Trading directly with democratically-organized small farmer cooperatives, Equal Exchange facilitates farmers’ access to credit, pays them a guaranteed minimum price that provides a stable source of income as well as improved social services, and teaches them sustainable agriculture and environmentally-sound business practices. And check this out: Since they began selling Fair Trade coffee, chocolate, and snacks at HNM in April 2005, they have purchased some $40,000 worth of these Fair Trade products.
And there you have it...
You may also have an interest in seeing some photos from yesterday's Scout Sunday/Special Award Ceremony and Blessing at Holy Name: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/02/some-photos-from-todays-scout-sunday.html