What we finance

While coffee and handcrafts remain the predominant products sold by our customers, we also lend to fair trade organisations that produce and buy cocoa, tea, sugar, fruit, nuts, olive oil, and herbs.

We look forward to diversifying this range of products even further, most recently welcoming murula nuts, vanilla and quinoa on board.

  • Vanilla

    Did you know that vanilla grows as a vine? And each bean ripens in its own time, which means a daily harvest for the farmer? Read more about this intricate process.

  • Quinoa

    The quinoa plant is also tough and durable - being able to grow high up in the Andean plateaus, some 3.500 metres above sea level. Find out more about this herb that grows up to six feet high.

  • Cocoa

    Learn a little more about the source of your favourite Fairtrade chocolate products. Around 50m people depend on cocoa for their livelihoods.

  • Coffee

    Did you know that it takes four years for the tropical coffee plant to yield fruit? Or that the average coffee farmer survives on less than $2 a day? Discover more on this valuable commodity.

  • Bananas

    If all the bananas grown in the world every year were placed end to end, they would circle the earth 2,000 times. Amazed? Read on for more fascinating facts on the fourth most important staple crop in the world.

  • Mangoes

    Mango orchards go some way to help mitigate the effects of climate change in Burkina Faso.

  • Cashews

    Did you know that cashew nuts are actually seeds? They adhere to the bottom of the cashew apple, the fruit of the cashew tree, which is native to the coastal areas of northeastern Brazil.