Funding safe activities for kids
Fairtrade producers want to enrich their communities through their work.
The Fairtrade Premium gives them extra funds to bring their ideas to life.
In the banana-growing villages of Santa Marta in Colombia, there aren't many after-school activities for children – aside from hanging out in billiards halls.
To provide local kids with more options, members of the Coobafrio cooperative decided to invest some of the Fairtrade Premium they earned from their banana sales into some fun and healthy alternatives. The cooperative established a football school (seen here), an athletics club, a big band, and other after-school activities that give kids safe places to play and learn.