We'd like to say a massive thank you to all our customers for your fantastic support during this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight.
We are delighted to announce that this year we raised an incredible €20,145 which will go directly to our nominated project in the Unen Choit Co-op in Papua New Guinea to provide technology to improve farming and a solar solution package for energy. This means that since 2009, we have raised over €190,000 for our nominated projects.
The money raised will:
- Provide technology to control humidity and moisture to improve the coffee quality
- Improve the coffee production by providing a solar solution package for energy & communications
- Create a remote coffee training programme to upskill the coffee producers
Located in a remote coastal region of Papua New Guinea, the Unen Choit Co-op, has achieved the Fairtrade certification in 2016 and has been able to establish a supply chain to bring coffee to market – which is a major accomplishment for the cooperative considering there’s only two ways to reach the villages (plane over the mountains or a 7-hour boat ride).
Today, the Unen Choit is made up of 1750 smallholders and invests their Fairtrade Premium in a range of projects that benefit the local community, as well as helping to assist its farmers. The Fairtrade Premium earnings have allowed Unen Choit to enhance quality and productivity, improve business capacity and empower women.