Traidcraft's mission is to fight poverty through trade, practising and promoting approaches to trade that help poor people in developing countries transform their lives.
In practice, this means that we try to provide poor people in the Third World with the means of earning their own living and supporting their families with dignity. We do this by buying their produce, as it is often very difficult, for a variety of reasons, for them to break into world markets. This may mean that we pay a little more for things that we could buy more cheaply in the supermarkets, but it also means that producers in the Third World are paid a living wage for their work.
Initiatives across the LPA
Holy Name and St Peter's
Locally, a small group from Holy Name provide sale or return goods on a regular monthly basis to 4 churches and occasionally to other churches and to schools. This involves maintaining a stock, ordering and pricing as required, making up orders for the churches and receiving back the returned goods. In Holy Name, helpers sell the goods at each Mass on the second Sunday of each month. More help is always welcome.
Contacts: Cathy Warren 0151 652 2192 John and Mary Smith 0151 652 4479
St Joseph's Upton
There is a sale of goods once a month, usually on the 2nd Monday of the month after morning Mass.
St Joseph's Birkenhead
Sells fair trade items after Mass on the first Sunday in the month.