Fairtrade Fortnight 2014
Smile for Fairtrade Fortnight
EATFAIR celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight 2014 by sending smiles across the globe.
We encouraged everyone who purchased an EATFAIR item to Tweet a picture of themselves enjoying their treat to @EATFAIR.
For every smile received, we committed to funding more money towards cows for Ugandan farmers as part of the Send A Cow project.
Send a Cow
The Send a Cow project provides families with livestock and training in natural organic farming practices alongside courses in gender equality, conflict resolution and more. It’s a package that families pass on to others and of course the cows help the community in a number of different ways:
- They produce milk which is nutritious and can also be sold at market
- Organic fertilizer helps nourish the soil which in turn produces better quality coffee beans
- Farmers receive training in organic agriculture, animal husbandry and gender relations
- A savings scheme is part of the project and extra money earned helps fund the education of children
- For the first time, women have money to budget and spend on themselves
Make bananas fair
Here at EATFAIR, we’re 100% dedicated to Fairtrade – and we’re backing a very important campaign to make banana production fair for farmers and workers across the globe.
Stick with Foncho, a Columbian banana farmer and campaign hero. All Compass bananas are Fairtrade, but we want to spread the message wider – join us!
Show your solidarity at stickwithfoncho.org.uk, and add your face to the campaign.