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Felicita Matilde Sic Chamorro checking a sample roast of coffee at Federación Comercializadora de Café Especial de Guatemala (FECCEG). ©Sean Hawkey

SUSTAINABILITY FROM THE GROUND UP

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Coffee seedlings sprout in Manos Campesinas nursery near Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. ©Sean Hawkey

CHANGING LIVES

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A worker stands with a banana bunch at the Fairtrade cooperative, El Guabo, in Ecuador. ©Stefan Lechner

CHANGING TRADE

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A truck pulls up to the warehouse and offices of the Kapatchiva Cooperative, a member of Eccokim cooperative in Cote D’Ivoire. The cooperative allocated a portion of their Fairtrade Premium funds to help build the structures. ©Éric St-Pierre

GOING BEYOND

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Zeddy Rotich (right) with other members of Kabngetuny Cooperative in Kenya participate in Fairtrade’s Women in Coffee project encouraging women’s ownership of coffee bushes, training to increase productivity and quality, and climate change adaptation techniques. Photo by David Macharia.

AMPLIFYING THE CONVERSATION

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Visitors to the Fairtrade Challenge event at the Guatemalan Embassy in Washington, D.C., enjoyed free Fairtrade coffee and learned about Fairtrade’s impact. ©Ezra Gregg

BUILDING OUR CAPACITY, REFINING OUR VOICE

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©Ezra Gregg

FINANCIALS

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Grading cocoa beans at ECOJAD, a Fairtrade certified cooperative in Cote D’Ivoire. ©Éric St-Pierre

ABOUT FAIRTRADE AMERICA

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Fairtrade staff gather together with Frans van der Hoff, co-founder of the fair trade movement (seated right), during a visit to the Fairtrade America offices.

Producer Stories

Fairtrade is more than 1.6 million farmers and workers around the world. Here are a few of their inspiring stories.