Edmund Elias, a coffee farmer

Edmund Elias, a coffee farmer

Picking coffee

Picking coffee

Edmund Elias picking coffee

Edmund Elias picking coffee

Women and children waiting at a free health clinic funded by fair trade premiums

Women and children waiting at a free health clinic funded by fair trade premiums

Kagera Co-operative Union

Tanzania

60,000 small holder coffee farmers make up the Kagera Co-operative Union representing a wide geographical area throughout the Kagera region of northwest Tanzania. Cultivating only small plots of about 1.6 acres of land for food and other crops; engagement in fair trade enables the farmers to improve their incomes, their access to clean water, housing, education and to construct health services in their communities.