How Does Your Chocolate Rank?
The West Africa nation of Côte d’Ivoire supplies more than 40% of the world’s cocoa, much of it making its way to the US by way of large candy conglomerates. To grow that cocoa, more than 109,000 children toil in Côte d’Ivoire under abusive conditions, according to the US State Department. The Green America Chocolate Scorecard ranks US chocolate companies on the steps they’ve taken to get child labor out of their supply chains.
De la tribu de cuellos largos de Burma, refugiados en el norte de Tailandia.
#FairTuesday video With one purchase you can make lots of change. (via http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=Xpfr1hURCb41Xvtshy0pnw&u=/watch?v=qqsjfaPSbnI&feature=share)
Mwayiwathu HIV Support Group crafting Little Friends for Dsenyo Fair Trade (via http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?u=/watch?v=Swt-VE_2ep8&feature=share&a=n-Avya4ixC9985PA93SjaQ)
"The mountains are our people." - Afghan proverb
When I first started this blog, I was simply aiming at a “resource” for myself rather than a “presentation,” in the stricter sense, where I was to share my views along others’ on a wide range of topics with only occasional dabs of Afghanistan here and there. But I realize now that there’s simply too much of Afghanistan in me and I find myself constantly pulled by a ceaseless current back to the mountains. And I know I’m not the only one.
Photos by Steve McCurry
A key to Fairtrade’s success is its strength in supporting farmers to build strong organizations and implement development projects for their communities on their own terms, according to their priorities. The safety net provided by the Fairtrade Minimum Price and the Fairtrade Premium are insulation so urgently needed to protect farmers from the volatility of the coffee market.
Where Children Sleep Around the World
#14 A Tribal Home
8-year-old Ahkohxet belongs to the Kraho tribe and lives in Brazils Amazon Basin. Her living quarters appear very well constructed and practical, almost like a university dorm room. Colourful clothing hangs above her bed, giving the appearance of a walk in closet. If these walls could talk, we doubt wed understand them.
el valor de observar, reflexionar, actuar y empezar otra vez… observar,reflexionar,actuar…. valor no tanto de valentía —que malala ha desarrollado extraordinariamente— y tampoco de arrojo, más bien de que vale. de la necesidad e importancia de aportar, como se pueda y con que se pueda, a la transformación necesaria para la libertad ser sin coarciones ni temores en convivencia entre socios, autarcas y electorado/residentes.
A version for tumblr that can be read without opening a new tab, since plenty of people would scroll past this story otherwise.
The bravest woman on Earth.
I love her. Forever reblog.
It’s 5 in the morning and I’m getting really emotional over Malala.
Una héroe contemporánea
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