|Father Marion, interim manager of Cordi Cooperative|
|Ifugao Kape, product of the Social Action and Development Center|
|Father Marion, me, Father Valentin and the user-friendly Bote Central Coffee Roaster|
|Sharon in Coffee Heaven!|
|Sharon Grace and Father Marion let Chou and I join them on a coffee buying expedition|
During my stay in Lagawe and in Sagada, I began to see more clearly the reason Vie and Basil Reyes make Fair Trade a step-by-step process that can take a period of 2-3 years depending on the community.
As for introducing Fair Trade to a community, providing practical support and easily integrated guidelines is a good place to start. Fair Trade in action more than words.
Local beans, local processing, local roasting, local sales,
and local consumption all contributing to a local economy.
Not one bean exported, but Fair Trade localized!
Mitch Teberg, MA