After much brainstorming, research and planning, hopeTzedekah is pleased to offer a guide to buying Fair Trade products in Strathmore and the area. The brochure looks like the image to the left.
Give a man a fish and you’ll feed him for a day. (Aid)
Teach a woman to fish and she’ll feed herself. (Development)
Buy her fish & she has a sustainable way out of poverty. (Fair Trade)
The brochure answers questions like “What is Fair Trade?” and “Why bother with it?” and most importantly “Where can I buy Fair Trade products in Strathmore?”
We’ve taken the hard work out of the process, now you can easily begin letting your ‘purchase power’ work on behalf of poor producers in the developing world and fight modern-day slavery.
As you’ll see there’s a ways to go for Strathmore to be a Fair Trade haven, but we’ve got to start somewhere. And there’s some more options in Calgary included in the brochure.
As the board in the youth room says, “I am only one; but I am still one. I cannot do everything but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do.”
Or as God says, “This is the kind of fast day I’m after: to break the chains of injustice, get rid of exploitation in the workplace, free the oppressed, cancel debts.” Isaiah 58:6 (The Message)