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World Fair Trade Day 2021

Spreading Fairness this World Fair Trade Day

Saturday 8th May is World Fair Trade Day, and the message is to ‘build back fairer’ following the disruption caused by Covid-19.  The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) is urging us to support farmers and workers who are not only giving livelihoods to communities, but are also giving back to the people and planet.

Co-operative Candela Peru works with Fairtrade Brazil nut gatherers called Castañeros, who live along the Madre de Dios River in the Peruvian rainforest - known for having the greatest diversity of plant and animal species on earth.

Gaston Vizcarra and Guadalupe Lanao Flores are Candela Peru Co-Founders. 

Gaston said: “The rainforest is under attack every day and we believe that the only way to save it is to make everyone aware of its importance and of the many raw materials that are available and can be sourced sustainably.

“Candela exists to help communities and this is our mission. We want everyone to know about the conservation of ecosystems.”

Candela has used Shared Interest finance for over 20 years, to support communities in the Peruvian Amazon.

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Watch our film featuring Candela Peru below