provides a valuable addition to improving conditions of life, more working places and schooling for the children.
The good example:
In October 2012 importer Huset ved havet /House by the Sea/ and Chituingwize Arts Centre began to cooperate on a project aiming at furthering sustainable growth and employment in slum areas outside of Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. The projects focus on developing the organization for its 150 members and their families and on network activities to spread the knowledge of Chitungwize Arts Centre in art circles in Zimbabwe and, not least, to increase the production of Shona Art so that the sculptors can reach more and other target groups with their traditional stone art, both in the region as well as nationally and internationally.
The trade association Fair Trade Danmark’s vision is to lift marginalized manufacture out of poverty through good working conditions, product development, cooperation and sale of Fair Trade goods. Unlike other Fair Trade players, the principles for Fait Trade production and trade must be in force for the whole trade chain from producer to consumer and be based on WFTO’s (World Fair Trade Organisation) 10 Fair Trade standards.
By trading with as few intermediates between producer and consumer as possible, it can ensure the producer fair payment for the products. Thus, Fair Trade offers producers the possibility of moving from a vulnerable and insecure position to one of financial security and a possibility for self-support. The system may be called help to self-help.