Fairtrade

Oikocredit supports fair trade organizations through a combination of medium and long term loans, pre-export financing, equity investments, and capacity building.

Fair trade means more than fair prices. The fair trade movement takes a market-based approach towards empowering local producers. Fair trade organizations promote social justice through:

  • Fair payments to producers and employees,
  • Anti child-labour policies,
  • Long-term trading relationships,
  • Environmentally sustainable production methods.

Oikocredit has been a long-term supporter of fair trade, having been a member of the International Fair Trade Association for more than 20 years.

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