UMC is a Fairtrade Church
Every month we have a stall after the Sunday service selling a range of Fairtrade products.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
Fairtrade shows that trade can be a means out of poverty if the conditions are right. Seven million disadvantaged producers, workers and their families are benefiting from Fairtrade, but they and millions more still remain at the mercy of unfair international trade rules. That’s why we need to do more than buy Fairtrade products – we also need to campaign for trade justice.
Products include things like bananas, sugar, chocolate, coffee, tea, nuts, dried fruit etc...
With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day.
With one simple buying choice you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their futures and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.