With all the moaning and groaning I hear on a daily basis… such as having to pay the electric/gas/water/mortgage bills… I really think people forget they should feel blessed that they have these resources available to them. There are so many people in third world countries who don’t even have a roof over their head or food to eat. But did you know there is a way you can help fight poverty? And that is through fair trade which is trading that is done legally and in which fair prices are paid to producers in developing countries.
In the UK the leading fair trade organization is Traidcraft and they are working to fight poverty by practicing and promoting approaches to trade to help those in poverty in developing countries change their lives for the better. Not only is Traidcraft a trading company, but they are also development charity which gives them a unique perspective on how trade can work for the poor. Traidcraft was established in 1979 and has been doing amazing things ever since to help those in poverty.
I’m sure if you just browse around Traidcraft for even a few minutes you will find a ton of things that you would be interested in purchasing to help fight poverty including sugar, coffee, tea, chocolate and lots more grocery items. Not to mention the wine, clothing, jewelry, gifts, home items, stationary, and more. Dustin and I are finally going to redecorate our bedroom and I am absolutely in love with this Indian Paisley Duvet Cover… isn’t it absolutely gorgeous?
And since Kaelyn is really starting to show an interest in jigsaw puzzles I think she would love this adorable set of 4 animal jigsaw puzzles which includes a crocodile, panda, tiger, and giraffe. Their made from albesia wood and are hand painted… so if she ever tires of them as a toy they will still look stunning being displayed on a shelf too. I just love them!
So go take a glance around the Traidcraft website. I’m sure you will find something that interests you and you will be helping to fight poverty at the same time… kinda gives you that warm fuzzy feeling inside your heart.