100 signatures reached
To: Right Honourable Penny Mordant MP
Help Fair Trade
Please help fair trade organisations keep afloat.
Why is this important?
Some Fair trade organisations are struggling to balance their books. I do not want to lose Fair trade organisations. They provide help in overseas countries in a way which matters.
These organisations give assistance to producers so that they may work and provide for their families and community. This means that they can work their way out of poverty, and with dignity and pride.
I am a fair trader in a church in S E London. The goods we sell are of a nice quality, and we are helping in a small way.
I, for one, want to see the UK Fairtrade organisations continue with their vital work - bringing help to where it really matters. Help to the producers themselves.
We need to bring this to the attention of the UK Government. The aim of the petition is for the Government to help Fairtrade providers to continue.
Yes this will include financial help by grant or loan initially.
More importantly, the government needs to work with Fairtrade organisations to craft long term trading deals and good practice.
The organisations' wealth of experience and trading partnerships should be a model for the government to use in overseas aid.
How it will be delivered
I am thinking of emailing the signatures.
However, if there is sufficient support for personal delivery of the petition, then this will be organised.