Peruvian visitor welcomes Fairtrade efforts

PUBLISHED: 17:00 07 November 2012

Members of Fairtrade group with Pamela Esquivel from Peru.

Members of Fairtrade group with Pamela Esquivel from Peru.


VILLAGERS in Pill welcomed a special guest to learn about their efforts to support Fairtrade.

Pill is a Fairtrade village, which means it has made a commitment to using Fairtrade products, and on Sunday Pamela Esquivel from the Peruvian co-operative, Agraria Acopagro, joined residents for a celebratory lunch at the Methodist church in Mount Pleasant.

The co-operative is made up of 1,800 farmers who produce quality cocoa beans which go into Fairtrade chocolate sold throughout the UK.

Pamela chose to visit Pill to see for her self how such co-operatives are supported by people in Britain.

During her stay, she also worked with A-level geography students at St Katherine’s School and helped out at the Fairtrade tuck shop at Crockerne Primary School.

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