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SCAA Long Beach 2007 Day 1
Author: Mark Prince
Posted: May 5, 2007
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Visiting the TransFair Booth
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At the TransFair booth, I had the very distinct pleasure of chatting (through an interpreter) with a farmer from Rwanda. I asked him, "What has fair trade done for you?" His face lit up. "What hasn't it done for me?" he said excitedly. "I could talk to you all day about it. It has helped us build schools to educate our children, it has made it possible for me to be here, it has made it possible for us to employ many times as many people as ever before." As the farmer stepped away for a moment, the translator further explained that for some of the growers, this trip was the first time they'd been on a plane.

The farmer came back and handed me a bag of coffee from Rwanda. "I think it will be the best coffee you have ever had," he said. "I invite you to come visit us in Rwanda."

Again, I'm tempted.

Article rating: 7.4
Author: Mark Prince
Posted: May 5, 2007
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