It doesn’t always take much to make a big impact upon somebody else’s life. Sometimes it can be as simple as a cup of coffee.
Tomorrow is World Fair Trade Day, a moment to celebrate the positive change Fair Trade is helping to stimulate on the world’s most vulnerable populations. Fair Trade provides a transparent trading system that creates fair prices for long-term trade partnerships, with good working conditions. The movement is improving the lives of millions of people and their communities.
To mark the occasion, I want to share one story of how Fair Trade is helping to transform lives.While on a trip to Ethiopia as an ambassador for World Vision Australia, actor and activist Hugh Jackman met a small-time coffee grower named Dukale. The pair hit it off, with Hugh impressed by Dukale’s commitment to providing for his family and creating a great product.