TRAIDCRAFT - Making a Difference

Here at St Mary's we support Traidcraft which runs projects with poor and marginalised producers by helping them to grow and sell their produce. Many workers' lives are transformed through the work of Traidcraft which reduces poverty by raising farm incomes and generating employment. Once a month the Traidcraft stall is in the Church Hall, at coffee time after the 9.45am service, with a wide range of products. But you don't have to wait until the stall is in the hall as Pauline is always happy to take orders for items from stock at other times. Why not ask to see a Traidcraft Catalogue which contains lovely fashion and gift items and order something special. 


Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Big Brew raffle held in March and I will update you on the lucky winners of the Divine Easter Eggs in my next article.  All proceeds raised from the raffle will be donated to Traidcraft Exchange.  This is the arm of Traidcraft that manages projects with poor and marginalised producers to help them grow and sell their produce, gaining skills, experience and confidence along the way.  With over 30 years’ experience of working with farmers and artisans across the developing world, Traidcraft has an undeniable history of success.  A great deal of that success is because it is learning all the time; making changes to the way it works so that those living in poverty feel the biggest impact.

Traidcraft has learnt that relevant training, access to the right tools and a strong collective voice really can change the future for people living in poverty.  It has also learnt that without their supporters and their dedication, its work would be impossible.  Thanks to the support of people like us, hundreds of thousands of farmers have increased their income so they can feed their families and educate their children; all of which is done with dignity.Thank you for your continued support of Traidcraft.

Pauline Phillips

To read more about the work of Traidcraft click here