While we love to give humanitarian/welfare aid to people in need, we also delight to generate income for them through social enterprise and fair trade.

Social enterprise

Essentially, social enterprise in our context helps give employment to people who would otherwise struggle to get jobs. iBakery, for example, supplies cakes and pastries that we sell in our Silk Road Cafe. Many of their staff have disabilities but that does not stop them making fabulous baked goods. Read the story here. We use a similar model to employ blind guides for our Blind X-perience and others with disabilities for our site care services.

Fair trade

We also generate income for people in Hong Kong by selling products they make on a fair trade basis. We sell jewellery, soap, nuts, coffee, stationery and books from within Hong Kong. Visit our Global Handicrafts site and online shop.

Our work is certified by the World Fair Trade Organisation (Asia) to ensure that we comply with fair trade standards in our operations. We are also members of other Fair Trade associations which help ensure we stay in touch with the world’s leaders on best practice. We are founding members of the Fair Trade Hong Kong Foundation to help see more fair trade products on the shelves of Hong Kong retailers and more buyers motivated to purchase them.

Cameroon: Training and rebuilding

WHO IS THIS SHIPMENT HELPING? From modest beginnings providing educational opportunities for street kids and widows, our partners in Cameroon have grown...

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Ghana: Child and maternal health

WHO IS THIS SHIPMENT HELPING? "The stark reality of poverty affects hundreds and thousands of children here," wrote our partners. They are...

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Truckloads of protective equipment for Ukraine and Romania

"The Covid-19 pandemic is pushing Ukraine towards its worst recession in decades - possibly a depression - with devastating consequences for...

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COURAGE IN CAMEROON

“I am tired of listening to gun shots and seeing lifeless bodies here and there. I just want to go where...

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