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We are holding our Annual Fair Trade Coffee Day on Friday May 8.  All proceeds from coffee sold on this day will be used to support sustainable projects at Fair Trade Coffee Co-operatives in Mexico.  We hope you will be able to join us.

This annual event is something that we’re extremely proud of. This annual Van Houtte/Co-op Fair Trade Day has collected over $38,000 in proceeds since 2008. As part of this event the proceeds have been used to support sustainable projects at Fair Trade coffee Cooperatives in Mexico.

Here are some of the benefits of the projects we’ve supported:

• Improved cooking facilities inside homes that were traditionally cooking with an open fire inside their homes. This open fire cooking was creating respiratory problems for many people.
• Backpacks for over 400 school children who previously had nothing to carry their school books
• Purchasing a portable ultra-sound unit that can be used in remote villages that have limited access to healthcare
• Strengthening food security
o Five women groups were provided electric incubators to increase poultry production
o 2 lots of vegetable seed to increase vegetable production

As you can see this is a great initiative that we’re proud to be a part of. So please come join us on Friday, May 8 to help support Fair Trade practices.

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