Fair Trade Festival Raises Money for Women | News
Women from three local churches around Macon join hands to help women around the world.
Bless These Hands is a group of women made up of the High Street Unitarian Universalist Church, First Baptist Church of Christ, and St. Joseph's Catholic Church. They came together to celebrate the third annual fair trade festival.
Crafters set up booths at High Street Park to promote fair trade and raise money to help women locally and abroad.
The festival is in its third year, selling products made by women in countries where a fair wage is not recognized.
"For example, the booth I'm doing here is Café Campesino which is out of Americas. But there's fair trade coffee from Guatemala, Bolivia, and Columbia. And we have fair trade crafts here from India, Haiti, Uganda," says Tina Clark, a member of Bless These Hands.
Another member, Ramona Mastrangelo, adds,
"We have things from Bangladesh, India. We have different soups, teas made from all different countries, Vietnam, all over.