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Producer stories to download

These sheets tell the stories of some of our producers. They can be downloaded and printed.

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CIPAC

Carmelo Samayoa has been keeping bees in north west Guatemala for 25 years. Now he’s a member of CIPAC, and the fair price he receives helps him provide for his wife and six children.

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Noah's Ark

Noah’s Ark not only provides work and a fair wage to
artisans, but brings positive change to poor communities.

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Cafédirect

"Cafedirect has improved grower livelihoods as farmers get additional money for gourmet coffee which they use for various things, like paying school fees for their children and building a dispensary.”

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Tribal Textiles

Painting skill and African sun make a powerful combination for Tribal Textiles.

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Saidpur Enterprises

Saidpur Enterprises - A higher education

"I am feeling very happy. I have been able to stand on my own feet."

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Fairtrade honey blossoms

This sheet explains how Fairtrade honey makes a difference to the lives of producers.

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Mama Fairtrade - Patricia's story

We are drinking Ndima tea. Why don't you do the same?

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Swajan producer sheet

Swajan - Smrity's story

"My children are growing up and the expenses are growing. For that reason I am saving."

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Rome Sunwar

A helping hand - Rome's story

"Without the money I earn, it is impossible to run my house and provide for my family."

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Nelson's story

A good price paid - Nelson's story

The quinoa used in Traidcraft's Fairtrade pasta is a traditional cereal grown on the high slopes of the Andes in Bolivia. It's hard to earn a living in this remote area and the good price paid by Anapqui helps farmers to stay in their home area when others have to migrate in search of a better income.

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Marcelina's story

Fine fibres, fair prices - Marcelina's story

Marcelina lives in the Juliaca area of Peru, high in the Andes. Spinning and knitting fine alpaca is a long-standing tradition in the area and through fair trade, the women receive design support, advance payments and a better price for their products.

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Mansoor's story

A better future - Mansoor's story

Even after he set up his own jewellery workshop in Delhi, Mansoor never forgot his unhappy days as a child labourer. Working with Manjeen Handicrafts and making jewellery for Traidcraft helps him to provide good working conditions and a family environment for four young men from his home village.

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Pieter's story

Raisins to be cheerful - Pieter's story

Many of the small-scale farmers work small, uneconomic pieces of land and some still lack electricity and piped water. Through working with Traidcraft, EAC has been able to fund the purchase of fertilisers and machinery, improve irrigation and invest in training.

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Brighter futures

Brighter futures - Joyce's story

Joyce and her family have access to electricity for the first time – thanks to the Fairtrade premium on sales of sugar. “The fair trade programme is doing good things here,” Joyce said. “The village where I live has one borehole and receives electricity. It is very exciting. We never believed this would be possible!”

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Bees and blueberries

Bees and blueberries - Apicoop's story

Relying on just one product can be a risky business. That’s why beekeepers at Apicoop in Chile wanted to grow blueberries as well. With Traidcraft’s help, they have established a blueberry field.The bushes are small, but the beekeepers’ hopes are big.

Download Apicoop's story as a PDF.