Fairtrade Town campaigners in Harborough are pulling out all the stops to sell more rice – and fund youngsters’ vital education in Africa

They sold so many bags last year that the Fairtrade Premium paid to farmers on top of the fair price meant three students could have a year’s secondary education in Malawi

Wednesday, 22nd September 2021, 12:59 pm
Fairtrade Town campaigners in Market Harborough are pulling out all the stops to sell more rice – and fund youngsters’ vital education in Africa.

Fairtrade Town campaigners in Market Harborough are pulling out all the stops to sell more rice – and fund youngsters’ vital education in Africa.

They sold so many bags last year that the Fairtrade Premium paid to farmers on top of the fair price meant three students could have a year’s secondary education in Malawi.

The rice is grown in the poverty-stricken landlocked country in South-East Africa.

Stalls selling the rice will be held at the Community Event on The Square on Saturday September 25 and at the Farmers Market on Thursday October 7.

Several churches, Welland Park Academy, Oxfam and Louisa’s Place are already involved in selling the rice.

If you would like to find out more you can contact Anita Beer on 07910 073436 or Lynne Mold on 07812 161168.