SI SS R Soroptimists took part, raising money for “Who Cares? Scotland” and “Mary’s Meals”.
First four photos: Those taking part in “The Wee Wander” 3 mile route setting off from Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch. SI Paisley member Marissa took part. First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon was also among the more than 10,000 participants.
SI Kirkcaldy member Maureen taking part in the Big Stroll 15 miles from Clyde Bank.
Do you remember the Kilombero rice stall at SIGBI Federation Conference Glasgow 5-7 November 2015? SI Hamilton members sold 90kg fairly traded Kilombero rice. 90kg of rice is the amount of rice that a farmer in the Karonga Region of Northern Malawi would require to sell to send one of his or her children to secondary school for one year.
On 27 05 2021 a Scottish Fairtrade Forum (SFTF) webinar entitled “Fair Trade verification and small – holder farmers – a case study: Kaporo Smallholder Farmers Association (KASFA), Malawi and the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO)”. KASFA has applied for membership of WFTO.
KASFA is part of NASFAM, (National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi), which is the largest independent, smallholder -owned membership organisation in Malawi.
Great Taste Awards!
Since 2015, both the brown and white rice have won 1* Great Taste Awards from the Guild of Fine Food.
Most Ethical on the UK Market May 2019!
Ethical Consumer Magazine has named Kilombero rice as the most ethical on the UK Market, May 2019.
SFTF and Just Trading Scotland (JTS), importers of the rice, have become members of WFTO. It is hoped that Meru Herbs, will soon be able to apply for membership of WFTO. Meru Herbs products are also imported by JTS.