Traidcraft - December 2019
At the time of writing, I do not know the amount raised from our Traidcraft Christmas coffee morning at the end of November. Thank you to everyone who came along or who helped on the day.
All profits from the coffee morning will be sent to Traidcraft Exchange who are more determined than ever to help vulnerable farmers and workers to get out of poverty through trade not aid— people like :
Misheck and his wife, Lucy work hard on their farm to support their three children through their education. They have chosen to farm potatoes as other vegetables need a lot more water and their farm is in a dry area.
Traidcraft Exchange has been teaching them about growing potatoes and storing them properly so as to sell when the market price is best.
Alice is a widow living with her daughter and two granddaughters. Farming alone does not cover their basic needs and so she has joined a group run by Traidcraft Exchange. This enables her to get training and also to buy seeds and fertilisers more cheaply as they get discount for buying in bulk.
Alice says ‘ My prayer is that I will live long enough to see my granddaughters through school’.
Our next and final Traidcraft stall for 2019 will be on Sunday December 8th after the 10am service in the porch room at Holy Trinity church.
Please come along and pick up last minute Christmas cards and goodies.
Jackie Natt 01453 731018