Ghana visitor will highlight Fairtrade experience

Wymondham is preparing for a visitor who will add the power of personal experience to the town's focus on Fairtrade issues.Diana E Manasseh, a pineapple grower from Ghana, is visiting on March 1 to speak to pupils at Wymondham High School in the afternoon and at a public event in the evening, with a visit to Waitrose for a tour of the store and a meal at the caf�.

Wymondham is preparing for a visitor who will add the power of personal experience to the town's focus on Fairtrade issues.

Diana E Manasseh, a pineapple grower from Ghana, is visiting on March 1 to speak to pupils at Wymondham High School in the afternoon and at a public event in the evening, with a visit to Waitrose for a tour of the store and a meal at the caf�.

She will share an insight into what life is like for an average farmer in Ghana and how the Fairtrade scheme has made a difference to her community.

Buying Fairtrade produce guarantees a fair price to the grower, but it also pays for a social premium that helps communities develop, by supplying things people in the developed world take for granted such as clean water, health care and education.


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The theme for National Fairtrade Fortnight is The Big Swap and Wymondham Fairtrade Group is holding a public Swapshop on Monday, March 1 in Fairland Church starting at 7.30pm.

All are welcome to hear Diana speak about Fairtrade in Ghana, with a performance of African drumming and dance by community group DrumsKin. Entry is free but guests are asked to bring any Fairtrade item - the more unusual the better - to contribute to a Fairtrade Swapshop.

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