5 In the UK we each spend £50 a year on chocolate. Most cocoa farmers in Ghana earn £50 a year and have never tasted it.
6 We share a world where the consumption of the wealthiest directly affects the life and death of the poorest.
7 Poor water supply and inadequate sanitation are the world’s biggest killers: there are 250 million cases of water borne diseases per year, leading to 2.2 million deaths.
8 Many people endure low pay, an unsafe working environment and poor living conditions. Too often they lack the freedom to join a trade union to defend their rights and the opportunity to participate in decisions that affect their lives.
17 Long term contracts which provide real security What is Fairtrade?A growing international movement which ensures that producers get:Fair price for their goods (that covers the cost of production and guarantees a living income)Long term contracts which provide real securitySupport to gain the knowledge and skills they need to develop their businesses and increase sales
18 That’s why we believe the government should be doing more – not less – to save lives through the provision of safe water and basic sanitation.
29 “I have been able to fix the roof of my house, there is money for food and I can buy new shoes if I want to…but the most important contribution of Fairtrade is that our dignity as human beings is recovered.”