A fun and easy project that our parish has adopted is to sell coffee.
Coffee farmers are among the poorest people in the world. They receive very little for the sale of their crops. The fair trade organzations contract with farmer coops to ensure a constant higher price for their goods, provide education and give low cost credit.
We buy wholesale and sell the products for no profit. The coffees, tea and chocolate are of gourmet quality. It is a fun project for someone who enjoys this type of project.
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A church or organization can participate in this project with wholesale buying. You can also buy from them individually retail online, but the price is a lot higher.