October is Fair Trade Month. Here are a few reasons to purchase products that are socially and environmentally sustainable. You can make a difference with your purchasing decisions by:
Encouraging farmers to practice sustainable farming, remove dangerous chemicals, conserve resources, and preserve their land for generations to come.
Providing women with increased access to health care and childcare so they are able to be strong members of their communities, cooperatives and families.
Empowering farmers with the tools they need to raise themselves out of poverty by providing trade, not aid.
Helping families keep their children in school. With added revenues, parents can pay tuition.