Five reasons why I go for fair trade….
A couple of days ago, when I was in Cebu, a friend gave me a bar of Cadbury chocolate and I was so happy because I noticed that it has a Fair Trade mark on it.
For more almost a decade, I always try to show my support to fair trading. One time I made fruitcakes using Fair Trade Certified ingredients like dried fruits, sugar, and even coffee. These I gave out as Christmas gifts to special friends. And when I’m in Cebu, I try to volunteer some of my time at the Fair Trade Shop along Osmeña Boulevard especially if they have activities and events. The last one was a surprise as I became an instant host for a forum that they sponsored on the Social Enterprise Bill, which was just filed in the Philippine Congress (House of Representatives). The forum was part of the celebration of the Fair Trade Week in Cebu, whose aim was to raise awareness on Fair Trade, as well as raise funds to help support the training of farmers on organic and natural farming.
So, why all the support?