Originally Posted by Pablo Rafael
A fun and easy project that our parish has adopted is to sell coffee, tea and chocolate products from equal exchange.
Coffee and chocolate farmers are among the poorest people in the world. They receive very little for the sale of their crops. Equal exchange contracts 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. (Best coffee I have ever bought.) It is a fun project for someone who enjoys this type of project.
There is a bussiness that I know of, its called Peacecraft. They sell clothing and other goods from all over the world. It is not for profit, all of their workers are voluteers and all profits go the people who made the porducts.
Check it out.
Their site has links to other sites that help fight global poverty.