TIMOR-LESTE and SRI LANKA UPDATES

Thanks for your support for our Timor floods appeal.  With the help of our partners Corner Store Network and With One Seed Community Forestry program, and many generous donors, we raised well over $100,000 through the Tradewinds Overseas Aid Fund. 

All our coffee farmers received emergency food packs, and in other areas bridges were rebuilt and roads repaired.  Our partners in Timor-Leste did an amazing job delivering 100 tonnes of rice to communities in extra quick time.  

The situation in Sri Lanka is tough, with a surge in COVID-19 cases in recent months.  We continue to work with and support our partners there, especially Satyodaya.  It is mainly about survival at present, with lockdowns meaning the poorest and most vulnerable have no income, and Satyodaya is focused on emergency food relief.   

Thanks for buying our tea and coffee - please spread the word.  It makes a difference for these people!

PS Circumstances have made tea supplies difficult in recent months - our apologies.  New stocks have just arrived in Melbourne, hopefully clearing customs in a week or so, so all will be in stock very soon.

 

Better than fair

At Tradewinds we like to keep things simple. Labels and logos are all very well, but we’re far more interested in the facts:

  1. We put people before profits. We know our producer partners by name and respect their choices as if they were our own.
  2. We think laterally about business. If there’s a better way to benefit producers or structure agreements, we’ll give it a go.
  3. We’re ambitious: we commit to communities for the long haul, measuring our success in terms of social change, not shipments. 

 

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