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Pope supports products with “Fairtrade” mark

The pope met with representatives of Fairtrade.

As a gift, they brought with the “Fairtrade” mark, certified by them.

They gave the pope everything from fabrics to a shirt, and even coffee.

Kenya coffee?

Yes, Kenya coffee!

Pope Francis seemed pleased with their work.

As Fairtrade explains, they work to guarantee products that ensure better conditions for farmers and small-business owners from the southern hemisphere.

They establish collaborative trade relations between producers and businesses.

Besides guaranteeing benefits to producers, the organization certifies that part of the revenue is invested to benefit society, like in hospitals, schools and infrastructure.

At this meeting, the representatives were able to explain to the pope that with this system they also sell chocolate, wine and even soccer balls.

Javier Martínez-Brocal

Translation: CT