May 12: World Fair Trade Day Focuses on Kids

World Fair Trade Day takes place each second Saturday of May. “Kids Need Fair Trade” is this year’s theme:

Fair Trade aims to change the economic and social structure of our world, and empowers marginalized people to help them escape the poverty trap. If adults are paid a fair price for their work, their children are able to go to school and live a healthy and full life, rather than having to work. Fair Trade not only benefits adults–it helps kids too!

Here is this year’s collection of messages from fair traders worldwide who work on the front lines, including Tara Projects (India), People Tree (UK) and Bombolulu Workshops (Kenya).

Watch for fair trade celebrations at the Austin store on Saturday, May 12.

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