Messages from other supporters
Why your donation matters
'Fairtrade is our means of survival'. - José Peralta, banana farmer, Dominican Republic
Fairtrade is making a huge difference to the lives of over a million farmers and workers in the developing world. But there are many more still urgently in need of a fair deal.
Give to the Fairtrade Foundation today and bring Fairtrade to more individuals, families and communities in the developing world. This guarantees them a fair price for their produce, safety from exploitation, and a little bit extra - the Fairtrade Premium - which is spent on vital community projects such schools, hospitals and clean drinking water.
All of this means a stable life today, a safety net, and a brighter tomorrow.
Donate now so that some of the world's poorest people can work their own way out of poverty.
Case study: donations in action
Christoffer Makasa, a sugar cane farmer from Malawi, is just one of the many farmers currently benefitting from Fairtrade.
Christoffer is quick to laugh and he smiles a lot. He lives a very active life even though, in any developed country, he would be a pensioner by now. He recalls how different his life was before Fairtrade:
'I have cultivated sugar cane since 1999 and in the beginning it was very hard. We got very little money for our work, and the houses in the villages where the farmers lived were very bad. Thanks to Fairtrade, we have gained access to an international market, and we get more money for our harvest.'
So far, the Fairtrade premium has been invested in drilling wells, repairing houses, improving the local clinic and to purchase bicycle ambulances which have saved lives in the local community. There has even been enough money to invest in the harvesting, helping to ensure that Christoffer and his family can look forward to a brighter future.