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        CHOOSE THE WORLD YOU WANT: FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 22ND FEB - 7TH MARCH 2021

        CHOOSE THE WORLD YOU WANT: FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 22ND FEB - 7TH MARCH 2021

        Since Fairtrade Fortnight's aim this year is to highlight the challenges climate change presents to rural farmers, we’d like to show you a short film we have made about the chairlady of one of the basket weaving groups we work closely with in Kenya: Madam Dorcas Ndinda, a farmer and greengrocer. 

         

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        The Greatest Burden. The Least Reward. #SheDeserves better.

        The Greatest Burden. The Least Reward. #SheDeserves better.

        This year, the Fairtrade Foundation is telling the stories of female cocoa farmers through its #SheDeserves campaign. We’re delighted to see the spotlight on women for Fairtrade Fortnight since the vast majority of our incredible weavers are female farmers. Like the cocoa farmers in West Africa, our weavers are juggling the demands of family life with the ups and downs of agricultural work and drought – weaving their wonderful baskets when and where they can for a more dignified life.

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        2017: A Year in Baskets

        2017: A Year in Baskets

        As we get ready to close up shop for the Christmas break both here in Charlbury and in Nairobi, we can’t quite believe that another year has whistled by. To say it has been a whirlwind would be something of an understatement and it’s only now that we have really had the time to take stock of all that has happened in twelve quick months

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        A Cotswold and a Kenyan Christmas

        A Cotswold and a Kenyan Christmas
        So whilst Christmas in Charlbury is likely to include a few jugs of ale at The Bull Inn and some Morris Dancers, a frosty walk through Cornbury Park to spot the deer, and cosying up to watch The Snowman, a Kenyan Christmas might look a little bit like this…

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