WESPAC Foundation is committed to supporting and promoting fair trade, an organized social movement that promotes the payment of a fair price as well as social and environmental standards relating to the production of a wide variety of goods including handicrafts, coffee, cocoa, tea, rice, cotton, fresh fruit, and flowers. WESPAC has fair trade items and gifts in our office that we can offer to you as premiums in exchange for a modest contribution towards our social justice work.
Join us on Thursday, November 19th at noon for an interactive conversation where we learn about the challenges and joys of being a cacao grower in today’s world. Lalatiana Andrianarison, one of the Beyond Growers, will join us after a two day drive from his cacao farm to the capital (where the chocolate factory is located), a journey spanning over 800km.
We will speak with a team in Madagascar, an island country off the coast of East Africa who work with Beyond Good chocolate, a company committed to purchasing premium cocoa directly from farmers so that they can receive the best prices for their heirloom crop and avoid outsourcing their impact to a third party certification.
WESPAC has exquisite hand embroidered items from the Sulafa Women’s Embroidery Cooperative in the Gaza Strip, including cushion covers, bag, shawl, ornaments. Please consider supporting these women who are the breadwinners of their families. We also have some Fair trade black and green tea, hand painted ceramic bowls and social justice calendars. I’m happy to ship items to you – please see attached: