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This guest blog comes to us from  Erika Koss, a writer, researcher, and Assistant Dean at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Erika has spent years studying coffee on the ground with a focus on East Africa, and she hosts a series of talks called “The World in Your Cup” with major players in the specialty coffee industry focused on sustainability for the sector. In July 2016 she journeyed with Fair Trade USA to visit coffee cooperatives in the small East African country of Rwanda.
This guest blog post was written by Gesner Cledo Nozil (Nozil), a part-time field staff member for Fair Trade USA who works with mango producer groups in Haiti. Nozil has a long history working with mango producer groups in Haiti, especially in developing systems and processes to help them earn organic and Fair Trade Certification. As a field staff member, he works to ensure that trainings are completed, Community Development Funds are correctly spent and that the Fair Trade Committee has plenty of support.

Gifts that give back

As Mother’s Day approaches, it’s important to recognize how important moms are in our lives. They listen to us, support us, care for us, teach us and help shape us into the people we are today. Such incredible works deserves daily presents, but since that is slightly impossible for most of us, picking out the perfect present this Mother’s Day is the next best thing– and we know just how to find it!
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