Thursday, February 26, 2009

Fair le couscous

"Everything down to the bare bones of the co-op is based on principles of justice -- even the wheat acquired to make the couscous comes from the organic, fair trade wheat co-op in Jenin. The concept of solidarity is very important for the women, made clear by Abu al-Haija's confession that "if it weren't for the fair trade farmers, we wouldn't have this job." There is also the groundswell of solidarity and cooperation between the co-op and the international organizations that support their work by buying their high-quality couscous. "We feel the solidarity and we know our work is appreciated," Abu al-Haija explained, smiling proudly." (Thanks Marcy)

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