Traidcraft - February 2021

Traidcraft0221When you live in poverty, the reality is that you survive by working together. Setting up asso- ciations and farmers’ groups is an integral part of Traidcraft because they understand that people are stronger when they unite.Together, they can demand fair prices, buy and sell collectively and build up savings.

The coronavirus crisis has underlined how much we all depend on one another, no matter how far apart we are. As we look towards recovering from this crisis, Traidcraft is looking at ways to do things differently in the future.

To make big changes, the kind that transforms lives, many people must take small steps together. By working together to build joint savings schemes and establish associations people have a safety net in times of crisis and they can invest in long term change. Coming together in a formal group empowers people to take charge of their own lives and to challenge unfair structures or exploitative prices.

Those small first steps...registering as a group or opening a bank account together are just the start of a bigger journey.

If you want to find out more about Small Steps Community, please go online to Traidcraft Shop Website

At the moment and for the foreseeable future, we are unable to run our monthly Traidcraft stall in the porch room ...however, we are taking orders.. If you would like to order anything, please contact me or Deborah Smith. (01453 883611)

Jackie Natt 01453 731018