Geobars: The original Fair Trade cereal bar
Celia, of Chile, knows a thing or two about honey. A mother of five, Celia lives in the Valdivia region of southern Chile, in a rural community where work is scarce and education is lower than the national average. Celia’s future has brightened since she joined the beekeeping co-op that supplies honey to Fair Trade snacks, Geobars. According to Geobar, this Fair Trade Chilean honey co-op pays the best wages in the area, bringing changes like fresh water to drink and toilets close by: things we might take for granted, but which, for seasonal farm workers in Chile, are often the exception!
The changes in Celia’s own life have certainly been real. “My dream would be for all my children to finish high school. I hope that they will study further. Because of this, I’m trying to find ways to increase my beehives. That will be my source of money in case any of my kids want to go to university and then I can support them,” she says.
The sweet thing about Geobars is that honey is only one of their delicious Fair Trade ingredients! “When you’re eating Geobars, you’re also kitting kids out for school in South Africa, helping beekeepers and their communities to thrive in remote, rural Chile and giving fruit pickers in the mountains of Pakistan a much fairer deal,” says Geobar. Now, those are words that make our hearts sing, too!
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