From the Enough for Everyone Blog:
Fair Trade Delegation to Nicaragua!
January 8-15, 2011
The Presbyterian Hunger Program is leading a delegation to Nicaragua, and you are invited!
Participants will experience the benefits of Fair Trade first-hand when they visit coffee and sewing cooperatives. The delegation is perfect for anyone involved in a congregation, college or camp that uses Fair Trade coffee, tea or t-shirts. It’s also great for anyone who has hosted a holiday bazaar with Fair Trade products, or simply wants to learn more.
• Meet Fair Trade farmers and artisans
• Pick coffee and stay in homes of farming families
• Meet the women who sew Sweat-Free Ts
• Build community with fellow Presbyterians
• Learn about Nicaragua, Fair Trade and more!
Jacobo Cisneros, a Fair Trade farmer and leader in the Tierra Nueva cooperative, and Margaret LeMaster, a participant in the 2008 delegation, become friends while picking coffee together.
The delegation is sponsored by the Presbyterian Hunger Program, Equal Exchange and CEPAD (the Council of Protestant Churches in Nicaragua).
Applications are due November 22.
For more information call (502) 569-5819.
Cost: $575 plus airfare. $575 is all-inclusive of meals, lodging, translation, in-country transportation, etc. The only extra needed is a small amount of spending money for snacks or souvenirs. Some need-based scholarship assistance is available.
Please consider joining us, and pass the word to others who may be interested.