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Equal Exchange offers several options for you to get involved with the Baptist Fair Trade Project.
1. Selling in your community: Sell fairly traded products in your community to support small-scale farmers and bring people together.
2. Serving Equal Exchange coffee: Serve fairly traded products in your community to support small-scale farmers and bring people together.
3. Fundraising with Equal Exchange: Use fairly traded products for your next fundraising event.
Start an Equal Exchange Buying Club!
Make a difference for small farmers around the world and pay less for your favorite organic and Fair Trade foods when you build community with a buying club. Click here for Five Steps to Starting an Equal Exchange Buying Club in your church or community!
And remember, your purchase counts twice! When you purchase through the Baptist Fair Trade Project, a portion of the proceeds will go to support the BPFNA’s Friendship Tour Scholarship Program!
About the Baptist Fair Trade Project
Started in May of 2011, the Baptist Fair Trade Project is a collaboration between Equal Exchange and BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz to involve more Baptists and Baptist Congregations in the Fair Trade movement. As a part of Equal Exchange's Interfaith Program, this particular project gives Baptist customers the ability to purchase fairly traded coffee, chocolate, tea, olive oil and snacks at wholesale prices when they buy in bulk.
Small Farmer Fund
When you buy Equal Exchange products through the Baptist Fair Trade Project, your purchases count twice! That's because for every pound of coffee, tea, chocolate and snacks you purchase, Equal Exchange donates a set amount to BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz, which donates to its development projects around the world.
BPFNA Scholarship Fund
BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz uses its Small Farmer Fund to provide scholarships for our Friendship Tours, which visit many of the countries where Equal Exchange works.
Through BPFNA Friendship Tours, we are able to connect with Baptists and people of faith worldwide and form lasting relationships with brothers and sisters while learning about the realities of their lives. Throughout the years, the BPFNA has been to locations including Liberia, Chiapas, Tijuana, Burma and Nicaragua.